Dennerlein Sebastian, Mayr Melanie
med360 - Poster @ MEI 2018
The number of scientific publications has rapidly increased over the last decades and still shows asteady growth. In addition, medical scientists and practitioners often have to deal with multiplesystems and databases for literature search. This results in information overload and professionalshardly being able to keep up to date with the latest scientific publications in their limited free time.We, therefore, founded a design team called ‘med360’ and developed a taylor-made web tool toprovide proactively literature in accordance to the interests of the user. Approximately five to eightpersons have been involved in the collaborative design of the med360-tool over a period of sixmonths from paper to software prototyping. For this purpose, workshops and interviews wereconducted with relevant stakeholders such as the domain professionals, developers and researchers.Instead of crawling through multiple systems like research gate, google scholar or publisher websites,our study indicates, that HC professionals require an easy-to-use tool. It must be in line with theirbusy work life and give access to literature in one place in reasonable extent. In consequence,med360 allows for a straight forward definition of the search scope by entering a few keywords andproviding a forecast of the expected number of papers per week. The identified literature ispresented in the well-adopted mailbox format on mobiles,tablets and personal computers frompredefined literature systems and databases.This way, med360 helps researcher to better cope with their workload: “With med360, I feel like Ican survive my work day”.