Yuhan Luo

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Ph.D. Candidate in Information Studies
University of Maryland

2105 Hornbake Building South
College Park, MD 20742
yuhanluo@umd.edu

INST 408D Special Topics: Designing Patient-Centered Technologies

Instructor; Undergraduate level; Elective; 3 credits

College of Information Studies, University of Maryland

Project prototype: Snooze (group 1) and Recenter (group 4)
Project prototype: VacciTrac (group 2) and Tranquility (group 5)
Project prototype: HealthyU (group 3) and Clockout (group 6)
In-class activity: "Everyday Flossing"
In-class activity: "Draw Your Pulse"
In-class activity: "Designing Technology for Vulnerable Populations"


This course is a combination of group project, lecture, and seminar, covering a series of topics in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Health Informatics, including design thinking, qualitative analysis, self-monitoring, health information visualization, clinician-patient communication, and patient engagement, etc.

Due to the COVID-19, the course was devliered online. Each week, I provided a pre-recorded lecture and assigned related papers of the topic background. During the remote interaction sessions, students were engaged in seminar discussions and design exercise. Students had a chance to pitch ideas, collaborate with team members, and work on an interesting project over the course of 16 weeks. Following the spirit of human-centered design, we also spent part of our class time on brainstorming, providing critique, and sharing feedback.

The aims of this course are to help students understand the unique challenges for designing patient-centered technologies, be aware of different types of digital health technologies currently available or being researched, and apply appropriate methods to design and evaluate patient-centered technologies.

More details in Syllabus.

Other Teaching Experience

SRA 486 Visual Analytics

 Teaching Assistant; Worked with Prof. Guorui Cai; Undergraduate level; Elective; 3 credits

 College of Information Science and Technology, The Pennsylvania State University

IST 454 Cyber Forensics

 Teaching Assistant; Worked with Prof. Chao-Hsien Chu; Undergraduate level; Elective; 3 credits

 College of Information Science and Technology, The Pennsylvania State University