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Author Archive - Bekah Witten

User Experience: Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Satisfaction

Posted on October 11, 2018
User Experience (UX) is a staple of any web optimization process. At USF Health IT, we have a skilled in-house UX researcher, Elyse Lewis, who heads ...

Tips and Tricks for Navigation Best Practices

Posted on July 16, 2018
What's the first thing you do when you land on any website homepage? Do you immediately enter in the URL of the page you're looking for? Or do you use...

Technology's Effect on Our Health: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Posted on June 26, 2018
Do you remember when your parents would scold you for sitting too close to the television? They always warned us that the screens would rot our brain...

10 Emerging Technologies & Applications

Posted on June 21, 2018
"Innovation is the calling card of the future." ~ Anna Eshoo Emerging technologies and innovations are a result of a need for progress in society. It...

Understanding Online Reading Patterns: The Content Writer's Guide

Posted on June 15, 2018
An effective website should entice readers to engage with it. User engagement can manifest in a lot of ways. It might be a click on an "apply now...

Gaming for Education, University, and Community

Posted on June 06, 2018
On the front page of their website entitled Game Based Learning, USF IT Instructional Designer Christina Freeman and Community College of Baltim...

AI Awakening

Posted on June 05, 2018
“Anything that could give rise to smarter-than-human intelligence - in the form of Artificial Intelligence, brain-computer interfaces, or neuro...

Biometric Authentication: Security Benefits and Concerns

Posted on June 04, 2018
As the security of passwords continues to be questioned, developers have introduced new ways to unlock our devices and accounts. One of the most comm...

Virtual Reality - From Science Fiction to Real Opportunities

Posted on May 31, 2018
Nothing in recent memory has taken off quite like the concept of Virtual Reality.  Once thought to be nothing more than a Sci-Fi movie trope. It ...

Taking Charge With "My Chart" Health App

Posted on May 21, 2018
"We have the greatest hospitals, doctors and medical technology in the world - we need to make them accessible to every American." ~ Barbara Boxer, Se...