ACTioN Assessment

ACTioN Project, Department of Nursing, Mount Royal College, 2006

The ACTioN program was based on a process known as the Triple-Jump Assessment procedure. The Triple-Jump assessment was designed to promote critical thinking in nursing students through diagnostic processes.

A prototype product had been developed and tested. The users (students and faculty) had expressed dissatisfaction with the interface and the functionality available. It was difficult to use and content was difficult to change. In addition the functionality was incomplete and needed to be identified and developed.

We worked with the project coordinators to determine needs and wants based on previous usage and the Triple-Jump assessment procedure. Use cases/ scenarios were developed and used to guide the (re-)design of the product. User testing was conducted informally throughout the redesign and more formally near the end of the first development cycle.