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?
Viewing product development from purely a calendar perspective will limit the real view of success.
While an apple a day may not always keep the doctor away, a wireless patient monitor just might.
Apart from Speedo swimsuits, what other biomimicry learnings from Shark skin can we use for medical devices?
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.