Examples of Cognitive Aids
Sometimes called "checklists", we think of cognitive aids in medicine as structured pieces of information designed to enhance cognition and adherence to medical best practices. The format of the information in a cognitive aid can be as simple as a piece of paper with a written reminder, to something as complicated an interactive and dynamically-changing computer-driven interface.
The goal of our Cognitive Aids in Medicine research group is to explore how to best design and measure the impact of the use of cognitive aids in medicine. We are focusing our initial efforts on high-stakes medical interventions that we believe would most likely benefit from aiding cognition: critical events in medicine.
Example of Static Cognitive Aids in Medicine
These cognitive aids were published in Chu and Fuller, 2011.
Examples of Verbal Cognitive Aids in Medicine
Example of Static Paper-based Cognitive Aids in Critical Events in Anesthesia
Here is an example of how static paper-based cognitive aids can be used during a medical crisis to assist a medical team in patient care.
Development of Interactive Cognitive Aids for Critical Events
Here's an example from Kyle Barrett and Katherine Chen, two interns who worked with our group this summer on the design process for our interactive cognitive aid project. Katherine and Kyle won the UXWeek scholarship!