To promote easier and more accurate data collection, a tablet based tool was created that guides data collectors by providing color coded and textual instructions. Validation rules can be dynamically created that will analyze entered data and give immediate feedback to the data collector to improve accuracy.
This poster shows the paper-based form and images of the electronic tablet form in action. Some design goals and benefits that can be applied to many data entry systems include element order, color coding, typeface selection, active validation, automatic uploading, active guidance, and automatic data entry. Benefits include easy error correction and elimination of many errors, more involved guidance, remote validation rule design, and immediate availability of data for analysis.