UI Design and Usability Analysis of Maternal Notebook Mobile Application

산모수첩 모바일 애플리케이션의 UI 디자인과 사용성 분석

  • Received : 2019.12.16
  • Accepted : 2019.12.23
  • Published : 2020.01.31


This paper analyzes the design and usability of maternal notebook mobile application and suggests the improvement direction of the application. The researcher compared and analyzed the functions of maternal notebook applications, conducted user interviews and expert evaluations. The conclusions of this study are the use of appropriate information volume, proportional screen division focusing on main functions, the use of GNB format of main menus, the prohibition of double menu configuration, the use of color consistent with the image of the service, the use of few font sizes, the use of appropriate colors in typography, the use of rich icons with uniform design, card format, list format, but also timeline and infographic forms that make rich user interface design. Maternal notebook application research is expected to be an important reference for research on similar mobile applications with complex functions such as information provision, user history, and community, along with improved research in healthcare design.


Supported by : Sehan University


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