UI / UX Engineering – Medical Device Interface and User Experience Design
DeviceLab has a 10-year track record in UI / UX development for medical products. Our team has expertise in advanced medical equipment UI / UX development, small-screen medical device UI design and UI / UX development for diagnostic instruments. We also know and follow the standards, such as IEC 60601-1-6, the UEC 60601 series, ISO 14971, and IEC 60825.
No matter how efficient your equipment is, if the medical user interface design is not easy to use, the end-user may never derive the benefits of the device. Recognizing this, DeviceLab crafts intuitive user interfaces that ensure proper operation of your device.
Through a series UI / UX tests, our user interface designers account for a wide range of physical, sensory, and cognitive human factors in the user population. DeviceLab applies both art and science to create interfaces that are appealing, intuitive, easy to use and flexible.
Benefits of the DeviceLab User Experience Design
Intuitive User Interfaces:
User interfaces refer to what the end-user will use to operate the device. Things like keyboards, menu commands, or checkboxes are forms of the user interface. DeviceLab is uniquely positioned to provide information on your user’s workflow. The way the device integrates into the workflow is essential to ensure a successful, usable device. DeviceLab’s knowledge on workflow will feed into your device by creating a user interface that intuitively integrates into their tasks. These high-quality, intuitive user interfaces will provide users with a better experience with the device and result in reproducible results.
Seamless Operator Experience:
DeviceLab is committed to understanding the big picture of how your device will work in a clinic, operating room, or laboratory. Part of what DeviceLab will evaluate is how the user, or operator, takes this tool and implements it into the ongoing work. DeviceLab will understand what activities the user completes before, after, and while using your product to provide the user with a seamless operator experience. Integrating the device into the operator’s experience will provide your organization with a competitive advantage as it will allow users to be more productive and efficient while using your device.
Contextual UI / UX Design Process:
User interface and user experience (UX / UI) needs to be rooted in the environment in which it exists. DeviceLab uses a contextual UI / UX design process to build UI / UX that meets the unique needs of users based on the environment. For example, users of the same device might have different needs based on if the device is used in a hospital emergency room or in a relaxed clinic setting. A UI / UX design process will evaluate the interface needs for these different users and develop interfaces accordingly. A contextual UI / UX design process ensures that users are getting their unique needs met.
Feature-rich UI / UX Controls:
When designing UI / UX for medical products, it is easy to start thinking that the more data the device provides, the better the device. However, this is not true; at DeviceLab, the focus is on “Feature-rich UI / UX Controls.” What this means is rather than providing users with all data or collecting all information, the engineers at DeviceLab look at what are the most important features and data to provide users. This goes back to looking at what information is needed to be collected by the device or imputed by the user to provide clinically meaningful results.
Some medical devices can be big or difficult to move, especially capital equipment. When designing a product, it is essential to consider how the user will functionally use the device. Will the user need to move large capital equipment? Does the surgical tool have a good grip for the physician? Are the technicians using the laboratory equipment sitting or standing? By understanding the ergonomics of the user, the device becomes functional and fits into the environment. DeviceLab is well versed in ergonomic design and considers this early in development.
UI / UX Proficiencies
- Medical & Surgical equipment UI / UX development
- Diagnostic equipment UI / UX design
- Handheld Medical Device UIs / UXs
- Human factors and ergonomics
- Intuitive, natural design style