Best Practices for Medical Workbooks - Online

16 Feb 2010 - 2:54pm
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I have a client in the mental health area. They've produced a series
of manuals and workbooks as print pieces for doctors to hand to their

The wants to translate these documents into something clients would
use online.

- the patient/client isn't required to complete the online workbook
in a linear fashion but would need to save their data in order to
return and complete the workbook
- the content is written for print but may not be very helpful
- the forms that capture client input take various forms from check
boxes to text boxes, checklists, closed to open answer questions.

Are they any best practices or references I should consider when
planning and designing the UX?

Charles Sue-Wah-Sing
twitter: suewah


17 Feb 2010 - 10:54am
Joe Sokohl

Your first stop should be to get/read Luke Wroblewski's excellent
book, Web Form Design.

Print forms generally don't work well as one-to-one translations to
an online experience. Then again, many print forms are designed by
subject-matter experts or by committees, not by good information

So it may be that what the workbook is asking needs to be reviewed in
the first place.

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