Designing Usability and User Experience for Consumer Medical Devices

Usability and comsumer experience are not only important for computer hardware and software. Consumer medical devices must not only be usable – they must be visually and physically appealing:

“Today, a medical device must be more than functional; it must also look and feel sophisticated. Device designers can use refined touchpoints to influence users

2 Responses to Designing Usability and User Experience for Consumer Medical Devices

  1. Lisa Neal says:

    I agree that the article is insightful. The only thing I found lacking was a discussion about the different training opportunities since a consumer wants to use a new device without reading a manual while a doctor, nurse, or technician expects to be trained.

  2. Theo Mandel says:

    Lisa,

    Obviously, training is always a critical issue when discussing and developing software applications for professionals and experts. Too bad they didn’t address these issues.

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