Institutt for informasjons- og medievitenskap

Best paper award to Martine Oppegaard Jakobsen

Design principles for the application
Martine Oppegaard Jakobsen

At the 17th International Conference on Informatics, Management and Technology in Healthcare (ICIMTH) "Health Informatics Vision: From Data via Information to Knowledge", master student in information science, Martine Oppegaard Jakobsen, was awarded with BEST PAPER AWARD! 

Jakobsen has been a master student at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies, and was awarded for her master thesis "Lifestyle Intervention for Young Adults with MS: A Design Study", supervised by Ankica Babic. You can read the thesis here.


This paper presents a mid-fidelity prototype of a mobile application for self-management of the chronic disease Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The study focuses on newly diagnosed young Norwegians with MS and wants to deliver IT solutions for a healthier lifestyle. An analysis of a social media platform, interview with medical staff, a social media focus group interview and one case study where utilized to gather data alongside with design iterations. A high-fidelity prototype is being implemented with main functionalities: health, training, patient notes for next medical appointment, disease related life and work issues, and a reward point system.