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User-friendly point-of-use instructions for home use diagnostic tests

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This toolkit provides guidance for producing clear and user-friendly point-of-use instructions for testing kits. It is for:
- manufacturers and distributors of tests
- service providers who might want to brief designers and content specialists
- content specialists and designers who need information about producing instructional text

This guidance includes:
- information about what you should consider when producing user-friendly instructions, based on the findings of research and good practice
- examples of how the guidance has been applied by those who implement policy in diagnostic companies

The toolkit has been designed primarily to support instructions in a static/fixed page layout.

Resource Type: Other
Creators: Walker, Sue ORCID logoORCID:, Bravo, Josefina ORCID logoORCID: and Edwards, Al ORCID logoORCID:
Contributors: Needs, Sarah ORCID logoORCID:, Hart, Julie, Little, Gemma, Donmez, Sultan Ilyada, Fraser, Muggeridge and Barrat, Matha
Rights-holders: University of Reading
Data Publisher: University of Reading
Publication Year: 2022
Data last accessed: 12 June 2024
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Organisational units: Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Arts and Communication Design > Typography & Graphic Communication
Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > School of Pharmacy
Participating Organisations: University of Reading, Roche Diagnostics, Innovation agency NorthWest Coast AHSN
Keywords: user instructions, Covid test, information design, lateral flow test, usability, diagnostic test, point-of-care testing
Data Availability: OPEN


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