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Medical Device UX Design: User Interface and User Experience Design Services
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DeviceLab has a 10-year track record in UI / UX development for medical products. Our engineering team has expertise in advanced medical equipment user interface and user experience 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.
Benefits of DeviceLab’s Healthcare Device User Experience & User Interface Design
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 medical device. Recognizing this, DeviceLab crafts intuitive user interfaces that ensure proper operation of your medical device.
Through user interface and user experience usability testing, 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 technology to create interfaces that are appealing, intuitive, easy usability, and flexible.
Intuitive User Interfaces
User interfaces refer to what the end-user will use to operate the medical 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 medical device integrates into the design workflow is essential to ensure a successful, usable device. DeviceLab’s engineering knowledge on workflow design will feed into your medical 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 medical 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 medical health product to provide the user with a seamless operator or user experience. Integrating the medical 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.
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 / User Experience design process to build UI / UX that meets the unique needs of users based on the environment. For example, users of the same medical 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 / User Experience design process for medical devices ensures that users are getting their unique needs met.
Feature-Rich UI / UX Controls
When designing user interface and user experience 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 user interface and user experience 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.
Ergonomic Device Design
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 has significant knowledge and experience in ergonomic device design and considers this early in our product research and development.
UX / UI Design 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