Usability and acceptance of the librarian infobutton tailoring environment: An open access online knowledge capture, management, and configuration tool for openinfobutton

Academic Article


  • Background: The Librarian Infobutton Tailoring Environment (LITE) is a Web-based knowledge capture, management, and configuration tool with which users can build profiles used by OpenInfobutton, an open source infobutton manager, to provide electronic health record users with context-relevant links to online knowledge resources. Objective: We conducted a multipart evaluation study to explore users' attitudes and acceptance of LITE and to guide future development. Methods: The evaluation consisted of an initial online survey to all LITE users, followed by an observational study of a subset of users in which evaluators' sessions were recorded while they conducted assigned tasks. The observational study was followed by administration of a modified System Usability Scale (SUS) survey. Results: Fourteen users responded to the survey and indicated good acceptance of LITE with feedback that was mostly positive. Six users participated in the observational study, demonstrating average task completion time of less than 6 minutes and an average SUS score of 72, which is considered good compared with other SUS scores. Conclusions: LITE can be used to fulfill its designated tasks quickly and successfully. Evaluators proposed suggestions for improvements in LITE functionality and user interface.
  • Authors

    Published In

    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Author List

  • Jing X; Cimino JJ; Del Fiol G
  • Volume

  • 17
  • Issue

  • 11