Modeling workflows for laboratory information management systems
School of Science | Master's thesis
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AbstractThis thesis is written in conjunction with the creation of a new Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) aimed at small and medium sized laboratories at Whitelake Softwarepoint Oy, The goal is to evaluate the suitability of User-Centered Design (UCD) in the development of a LIMS platform and the use of Storyboards for modelling the workflows for it. In order to evaluate the suitability, four customer organizations were targeted during the research phase in which interviews and observations were used as the method of gathering data, The data was then analysed according to the principles of Contextual Design, culminating in Storyboards proposing generic workflows for the targeted laboratories. It became dear that both UCD and Storyboards had their uses in developing a new LIMS, especially regarding communication to and from customers and within the organization developing the LIMS.
Thesis advisorOinas, Raimo
LIMS, LIMS, usability, användbarhet, workflows, arbetsflöden, laboratory work processes, prosesser i laboratorier