Ljilja Kascak

Ljilja Kascak
Georgia Institute of Technology | GT · Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation

Ph.D.

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18
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Citations since 2017
7 Research Items
155 Citations
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Introduction
Ljilja (Lilia) Kascak currently works as the UX Researcher at State Farm Insurance Companies, and previously at the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access, Georgia Institute of Technology. Ljilja does research in Human Factors, Human-Computer Interaction, and Human-Centered Design. Her current project is 'DESIGNING MOBILE HEALTH AND WELLNESS SELF-MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS AGING WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS.'
Additional affiliations
August 2013 - March 2016
Georgia Institute of Technology
Position
  • Research Assistant
August 2013 - present
Georgia Institute of Technology
Position
  • Research Assistant
August 2012 - May 2013
Georgia Institute of Technology
Position
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
Description
  • Course ID 2401: Visual Design Thinking, Instructor John J. Lau.

Publications

Publications (18)
Conference Paper
The number of older adults using technology is steadily increasing. However, this group of users has faced a variety of user interface (UI) usability issues due to various and multiple age-related limitations they have. Four different strategies designed to solve the usability issues older adults have while interacting with user interfaces were ana...
Conference Paper
The purpose of this case study is to describe the studies undertaken in order to improve remote patient monitoring devices (RPM), specifically The BL Healthcare Access Tablet. Current RPM devices are expensive devices that are not well designed to reflect the needs, experiences and limitations of the user. In this paper, we propose mobile applicati...
Conference Paper
The purpose of this paper is to describe the studies undertaken in order to improve and simplify user interface (UI) design of a Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) device, specifically the BL Healthcare Access Tablet. Current icon designs for UIs of the RPM devices are not well designed to reflect the needs, experiences and limitations of the end-user...
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This paper describes the studies undertaken in order to improve and simplify communication of health information for a Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) devices, specifically the BL Healthcare Access Tablet, to older adults. Current icon and information design of the RPM devices are not well designed to reflect the needs, experiences and limitations...
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex inflammatory disorder of the central nervous system. It is characterized by a large number and variety of symptoms, with cognitive changes and mobility limitations being the most significant ones related to disability. A majority of individuals diagnosed with MS experience a major decline in their abilities due...
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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) presents with chronic symptoms that share many of the functional limitations associated with aging. Additionally, following the period of five years post-diagnosis a large number of individuals diagnosed with MS experience a major decline in their abilities due to the progression of MS. Consequently, they need to learn how t...
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The usability of mobile interfaces for older adults is becoming more important as the population ages and their use of technology increases. Whereas a few design strategies have been developed to guide the design of the mobile interfaces for an aging population, these strategies and their related principles and guidelines are focused on either olde...
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As people age, many of them experience decline in both health and function, which can negatively impact their use of and interaction with user interfaces. Four of the most widely accepted strategies for the design of user interfaces for an aging population and individuals with functional limitations were analyzed as part of this project: universal...
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Mobile health (mHealth) applications are emerging as a convenient approach to monitoring and tracking health informatics and promoting health-related behaviors. Despite proven health benefits of these systems, many are not designed in consideration of older users. Studies report low or inconsistent usage and high abandonment among these application...
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The majority of individuals diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) experience a major decline in their abilities due to the progression of MS after five years post-diagnosis. Following this period, they need to learn how to cope with the functional limitations caused by the disease and how to age with MS. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the...
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Voting is a glocalized event across countries, states and municipalities in which individuals of all abilities want to participate. To enable people with disabilities to participate accessible voting is typically implemented by adding assistive technologies to electronic voting machines to accommodate people with disabilities. To overcome the compl...
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Voting is a glocalized event across countries, states and municipalities in which individuals of all abilities want to participate. To enable people with disabilities to participate accessible voting is typically implemented by adding assistive technologies to electronic voting machines to accommodate people with physical and visual disabilities. T...
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In a typical design process, the decision making process by which desirable and predictive outcomes are achieved is clearly defined by problem definition, goals and objectives setting, design criteria development, design solution generation and evaluation of the solutions. In contrast, the current literature on Universal Design typically jumps from...
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Current mobile interfaces have numerous usability problems, especially when used by older adults, population of users diverse in ranges and combinations of dis(abilities). However, user interfaces need to be usable by all users, including older adults and disabled people. Universal design (UD), Design for Aging (DfA), and Universal Usability (UU) c...
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Mobile technology can improve lives of older adults through remote health monitoring (telehealth), memory aids (including medicine reminders), personal data management, and social and communication assistance. Although numerous design guidelines, design principles, and heuristics have been developed to improve the user interface (UI) design of mobi...

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Project
The purpose of this research project was to develop and validate a comprehensive integrative universal design strategy, the Universal Design Mobile Interface Guidelines (UDMIG) for an aging population that includes people aging with disabilities.
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The purpose of this case study was to describe the studies undertaken in order to improve remote patient monitoring device, specifically The BL Healthcare Access Tablet. Current remote patient monitoring devices are expensive devices that are not well designed to reflect the needs, experiences, and limitations of the user. Improvement is made from the perspective of user experience/user interface redesign. Usability studies were conducted, followed by the UI redesign with the aim to address the UX design. Mobile application concept for the remote patient monitoring is developed, that could be used on existing tablets and smartphones, thus eliminating the need for current costly hardware.