Involving all aspects of ergonomics—physical, cognitive and emotional—is the only way to create tomorrow’s engaging, enjoyable and appropriate device experiences, while fulfilling functional requirements as well as intangible needs.
True sustainability isn’t about compromise; it is about creating innovative solutions that are not only good for the world, but good for business.
Medical device manufacturers are increasingly aware of the need to conduct in-depth user research in the field as part of the product requirements process. Little information exists on what to expect when conducting user research in the OR. Although every hospital is different, here is some practical advice from our recent experience.
Instead of who should begin the conceptualization of new products—engineers or industrial designers, the question probably should be what attributes are more valuable in early product development—words, numbers, drawings or CAD…
Integrating industrial design results in relevant and prioritized function, form, and features—whether in designing a suitable human interface, creating a consistent brand language, or ensuring that products are safe and effective.
Nature has already figured out a way, which can give you an edge over the competition, help you save time and money, open doors to ‘Blue Ocean’ markets, and be effective, efficient and sustainable.
The inaugural blog of MEDdesign takes a look at the future of Life Science applied to everyday life. My colleagues and I developed a story that comprised not only scenarios and a clear picture of the ecosystem within which life sciences might exist, but we also developed glimpses of medical apps for the multi-touch Microsoft Surface, combined with a new generation of monitoring devices. The challenge was to envision the future of life science and develop possible practical solutions for the world to tes…