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.
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…