“Temporal and Dynamic Design for Health” or TEMPO, aims to develop, and refine through practice, a conceptual framework for use in design with a focus on dynamics and temporality. Visualization of data dynamics and temporal change is one aspect of this work. Design to support safety and performance in areas of health that involve significant challenges regarding dynamic, often critical, experiences and work practices.

The TEMPO research program addresses designing effective information tools for primarily small discreet tasks including how to represent information in specific medical situations such as medication calculations, designing tools to support complex tasks, and how to present information for dynamic situations such as emergencies. This research is informed by patient safety and resiliency research in health contexts, human factors engineering, and the practice of information design.



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