•   about 5 years ago

Required Fields vs Grouping

The Required Fields for Challenge document lists all the requires fields that must appear in the design; the document also logically groups fields, for example:

Sponsors
• Sponsor
• Central Contact

I am going to guess that the groupings are not required.
i.e. if we left out "Sponsors" but had "Sponsor and "Central Contact"; that would be valid; and that we have the freedom to move fields around and re-arrange as we wish... just as long as all the bullet-ed items (and sub-bullet-ed items) on this page http://challenges.s3.amazonaws.com/eli-lilly/Required%20Sections%20and%20Fields.pdf are in the design.

Correct?

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  • Moderator   •   about 5 years ago

    Hi zxed,

    Thanks for writing. Yes, that's correct — you have the freedom to move fields around and rearrange them as you wish, you just need to make sure that all of the required content is included.

    The definitions document explains the content that is needed for each required field and section: http://challenges.s3.amazonaws.com/eli-lilly/Clinical%20Trial%20Visualization%20Redesign%20Definitions.pdf.

    Best,
    Megan

  •   •   about 5 years ago

    Thank you.

    If you compare the two documents, the summary (single page pdf) of required fields specifically calls out:
    • Facility Name
    • Facility Address
    under site location(s)

    however, in the required field definitions document (multiple page pdf you referenced), Facility Name and Facility Address are under a single field called "Facility"

    In our design submission; do we need to show the actual name of the required field? do we need to point out what it is/maps to? or do we just display it?

    i.e.
    Site location(s):
    UCLA Eye Institute
    Street 123, UCLA
    Los Angeles, CA 90095
    Jane Doe: (123) 456-7890 jane.doe@uclaeye.edu

    or do we need
    Site location(s):
    Facility Name:UCLA Eye Institute

    Facility Adress: Street 123, UCLA
    Los Angeles, CA 90095

    Facility Contact: Jane Doe: (123) 456-7890 jane.doe@uclaeye.edu

    or do we need:
    Facility: UCLA Eye Institute
    Street 123, UCLA
    Los Angeles, CA 90095

    Contact:
    Jane Doe: (123) 456-7890 jane.doe@uclaeye.edu

    OR
    all three examples above are valid and we can use whichever? :)

  • Moderator   •   about 5 years ago

    Hi zxed,

    Thanks for the follow up. Yes, you should show each section name and field name. The second example you provided makes that most clear, but please don't feel restricted to that specific layout. As the designer, you have creative freedom.

    If specific information for a section or field is not provided in the sample clinical trial documents, then please denote "NA" or include mock data. The goal is to show how you would display this data if it were present.

    All the best,
    Megan

  •   •   about 5 years ago

    Hi Megan,

    I'd like to add to this conversation as I had a similar question. Forcing us to include the explicit section and field names puts lots of restrictions on the design. If the whole purpose of this competition is to show how to tailor the content display to the needs of patients, it seems we should be able to display the content of the field (including displaying the title when appropriate) in whatever way is best for the patient, as long as it remains adaptable to any trial's data.

    So, in the example given above by zxed, I'd think that option 3 best describes how to display the information to the patient and yet it obviously uses the same fields (and is thus adaptable to any trial data).

    -Jared

  •   •   about 5 years ago

    I guess as designers we can have those explicit sections and fields match the background color; so that they are "lost in space" :)

  • Moderator   •   about 5 years ago

    Hi jashenson and zxed,

    Sure, good questions. As I said, you shouldn't feel restricted to the specific layout I mentioned above. It's up to you to choose which representation of the content is the most patient-centric, but I want to emphasize that it should be very easy to identify which of the required sections and fields you are addressing. As long as that's clear, it shouldn't be a problem.

    All the best,
    Megan

  •   •   about 5 years ago

    Thanks again; more questions/clarification on this.

    Do we have to use the words "Titles and Background Info" in the design? In the definitions document the section is "Titles and Background Information";

    There are a few minor field name differences between the Section and Fields document and the definitions document, which should we use? is it "Disease Conditions" with the plural, or is it "Disease Condition"?

    Do you want us to use "Timeline of Study (Recruitment -> Anticipated Completion)" as is? or do you want us to use "Timeline" which is marked required in the definitions document and the "(Recruitment -> Anticipated Completion)" is up to us on how we want to represent that?

    I think you will end up with submissions that do not list all the field and sections name that you have stated are required that look very good along with submissions that look cluttered because they included sections and fields.

    I think "but I want to emphasize that it should be very easy to identify which of the required sections and fields you are addressing. As long as that's clear, it shouldn't be a problem." can lead to someone interpreting it whichever way they should :)

  • Moderator   •   about 5 years ago

    Hi zxed,

    Thanks for the questions. You can use "Disease Conditions" or "Disease Condition." Your submission will not be disqualified for choosing one tense over the other :).

    This is what the challenge rules state about the required clinical trial data: "Contestants must create a patient-centric design, which visualizes and incorporates clinical trial information (each a “Design”). The Design must include each data field identified in the Required Sections and Fields document and must utilize information from the sample clinical trial documents provided on the Resources page. For the purpose of consistency, all Contestants are required to populate their Designs with content from the same sample clinical trial."

    So while the rules do require that you use the content mentioned above, they do not require that you use the content word for word. You are allowed to change the order and hierarchy of information, and you shouldn't feel constrained to the current layout, structure or presentation.

    So to summarize: you are free to rephrase or restructure the information, but please make sure that the overall content remains the same and that you include ALL of the required data. Does that make sense? Please let me know if I can clarify anything.

    All the best,
    Megan

  •   •   about 5 years ago

    So I can take "Titles and Background Info" and "Status" and combine them + rename to "Overview & Status" but make sure that I have used all the field names and their supporting text/example under both for this renamed section - It is acceptable?

    If that is a yes, then yes it makes sense :)

    Thank you.

  • Moderator   •   about 5 years ago

    Hi zxed,

    Yes, that would be fine.

    Best,
    Megan

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