If user interfaces on a consumer electronic are unclear, it results in frustration and wasted time. In medical device design, if user interfaces are unclear, results could be far more serious. During Virtual Engineering Week, experts from Kablooe Design, a Coon Rapids, MN-based firm, shared key considerations for designing a medical device user interface (UI) and user experience (UX).
Understand what your users need to be successful with the interfaces
“Think about the big picture — what is the team of individuals trying to do? What is the overall process that they’re going through? — And then those little needs within the larger needs come into play,” said Brian Mullins, director of design and development at Kablooe Design. “That’s really where those kernels of discovery can become so important.”
Mullins defined design research as all activities involved in