IJIMT 2015 Vol.6(1): 46-51 ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2015.V6.572

The Influence of Interface Design on Knowledge Management through Virtual Communities of Practice for Permanent Education in Health

Carlos Eduardo Ribeiro and Claudia Mont’Alvão
Abstract— Present the development process of the redesign of the interface and the functionality of the system Communities of Practice Platform – CoPPla. A generic platform developed in Plone, a content management system (CMS) free and open source, written in Python for construction of virtual communities of practice. Offers a series of integrated communication and collaboration tools in an environment focused on knowledge sharing, where content creation and manipulation of objects is flexible and intuitive. It is mainly used as a support tool of permanent education in health projects. In 2012 the improvement of its functionality started and the redesign of the interface by applying concepts of user-centered design, ergonomics and usability.

Index Terms— Interaction design, communities of practice, permanent education in health, knowledge management.

The authors are with the Laboratory of Ergodesign and Usability of Interfaces, Graduate Program in Design at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Rua Marques de São Vicente, 225, Rio de Janeiro, 22451-900 Brazil (e-mail: cadu@focar.com.br, cmontalvao@puc-rio.br).

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Cite: Carlos Eduardo Ribeiro and Claudia Mont’Alvão, " The Influence of Interface Design on Knowledge Management through Virtual Communities of Practice for Permanent Education in Health," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 46-51, 2015.

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