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|Title: ||User centered design filosofie als basis voor de analyse van de gebruikersinteractie ter verbetering van de non-invasieve bilirubinemeter|
|Authors: ||Depuydt, Delphine|
|Issue Date: ||2010 |
|Publisher: ||Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen|
|Abstract: ||I was asked to redesign a handheld medical device developed for non invasive bilirubin
measurements for babies. My task was to make it user centered.
I didn’t knew anything about bilirubin and certainly not about the existence of non
invasive measurements methods. So to understand the problem properly, I first
did a lot of research. How works the device, are there important competitors, why
are they better…
Then I went to the user, I had the luck to find a hospital that had tested the three
compettiting devices. So they could tell me what they found good and bad at each
device. After that I followed them throughout their daily routine. That way I could
observe the opportunities and the threats of the environment.
I visualized all those observations to have a good overview, then divided my observation
in subproblems and started exploring each problem. At the very start rough
prototypes were made to see if things could work that way. From these prototypes
first test models were deduced. With these models I went to the nurses. This processcycle
was repeated several times. Also for the interface and the shape of the
device I worked closely with the user.
Following this method, I was able to come up with a concept that responds to the
needs of the costumer (baby/nurse) and the changing environment, because hospitals
will change a lot the following ten years!|
|Appears in Collections:||IO 2010|
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