As with other aspects of medical device design, medical packaging has its own unique set of challenges. Taking a big step back and reconsidering our assumptions can help us make the kind of impact necessary to ensure our future.
Life adapts and evolves. Biomimcry is nested within that statement and can take you wherever you wish to go. The question is, how far do YOU want to take it?
When it comes to understanding which colors to choose, how to apply color and why, and what kinds of materials and surface finish create the most value, design expertise and direction is required. It’s time to make medical products object of desire rather than disinclination.
Which materials make the most sustainable sense and for what applications? How can we create products that balance function with recycling opportunities? With new materials available and on the horizon, the balance point is shifting toward a place that’s more sustainable.
Most databases today aren’t adaptable; it’s hard and the benefits aren’t significant enough to make the effort worthwhile. Most companies with products of various sizes have relatively few variations (think S, M, L, XL); and in this case, adaptability is superfluous.
Aging has important implications on design, the most significant of which puts emphasis on graphic and product user interfaces.
Various forms of nature—from worms to geckos—have provided us with clues on how to create effective adhesives that can bind anatomical structures together long enough to allow natural healing to occur.
Branding professionals and consumer product designers have known about the importance of psychology and self-expression for a long time; these aspects should be as important when designing medical devices.
Medical device companies that understand and embrace the entire user experience will become market leaders as they connect with users in powerful ways. This is where the real opportunity lies.
Ideation sessions can provide an effective platform for creating novel and innovative ideas. With so much material and so many ideation methods available, however, one of the biggest challenges is selecting the most appropriate ideation method. How do you go about selecting a method to ensure you are addressing a problem in the most effective way?