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The Healthcare IT Series: Medical User Interfaces – it ought to be about engagement

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After Bridge’s recent highly-attended webinar “Easier-to-use UI,” Bridge Design President, Bill Evans will be presenting a similar topic about the diverse usability and customer appeal challenges of medical UIs at the Silicon Valley Forum Healthcare IT Series on March 13, 2012.  Participants will come away with a new perspective on what it takes to design medical UIs and actionable ideas to tackle their own UI challenges. Read More

Easier-to-Use UIs: How to win approval from users-and the FDA

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Bridge and Design Science jointly present a Qmed webinar on February 22, 2012 11 am PST/2 pm EST.  Diana Greenberg, Bridge’s Director of User Experience and Design Science Principal & Founder, Dr Stephen Wilcox will draw on their considerable experience in designing easy to use, engaging and safe user interfaces for medical products to lead a discussion about what it takes to develop such interfaces.

Design Research Part 2: Refining User Interfaces

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Once a design team has a few ideas for a design, it’s important to get user feedback and translate it into the final UI specification.

New technology is the driving force behind many innovative medical products. But often, the opportunities created by technology also require increasingly sophisticated user interfaces (UIs). This challenges the design team to create the most usable product possible. This is the second of a two-part article that explains how a creative process driven by design research is critical to product usability. Read More

Design Research Part 1: Creating Better User Interfaces

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Successful medical device OEMs recognize the importance of an early and extensive partnership with potential end-users.As the potential of the technology that goes into medical pro ducts grows, so does the need for product design features that make them accessible to users.

The drop in cost of both processing power and high-resolution color screens, for example, means they are finding their way into many areas of healthcare. At the same time, the typical medical device user in the developed world is routinely exposed to sophisticated consumer user interfaces (UIs).  Products like Ti Vo, iPods, cell phones, Apple computers, and Microsoft Windows have raised the bar in terms of consumer expectations. Consumers now have an idea of how easy it can be to interact with a piece of complex technology. Read More