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A Study on Directionality of Mobile Healthcare Content Design for User Convenience

  • Journal of Communication Design
  • Abbr : JCD
  • 2018, 62(), pp.151-162
  • DOI : 10.25111/jcd.2018.62.12
  • Publisher : CDAK Society of Communication Design
  • Research Area : Arts and Kinesiology > Design > Visual Information Design > Information Design
  • Received : December 11, 2017
  • Accepted : January 24, 2018

Choi, Yoon-jung 1 SUNGHOON KIM 2

1한양대학교 일반대학원 영상디자인전공
2한양대학교

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ABSTRACT

The usage of smart phones has been increased to the extent that you can hardly find anyone who does not use a smart phone in the rapidly evolving modern smart society. That's why a lot of different types of mobile content have been released, and mobile healthcare content is naturally becoming more popular as people's interest in health grows. However, as trends in managing personal health in real-time with smart phones have spread, the mobile healthcare content has turn out to have a problem of accessibility that is difficult for a variety of ages to use it. Therefore, this study tried to propose the direction of mobile healthcare content design for user convenience so that it can be easily used by anyone. First of all, this study considered the theoretical background of mobile content, mobile healthcare, and user convenience, classified mobile healthcare content types into three types: informative type, body measurement type, and maintenance type through previous studies related to mobile healthcare, and then derived the design elements required for user convenience. The derived elements were layout, navigation, typography, color, graphic, and icon, and it analyzed the cases of mobile healthcare content by setting up an analysis model. As a result, there were differences in satisfaction about content design elements according to each type of content, and there were needs to improve the informative type in four parts besides navigation and graphic, and the body measurement type in general. In particular, the typography element appeared as the most important factor to consider because not all content has zoom in/out function which may cause inconvenience to users. In this study, it was able to identify design elements that should be improved by mobile healthcare content type, and based on this, it aimed at proposing a solution for the accessibility problem of existing mobile healthcare content. Based on this, the development of mobile healthcare content for user convenience should be actively implemented, and researches on the activation of mobile healthcare content should be continued in the future.

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