Designing Better Medical Devices

Tips on Usability, Safety and Compliance

In the medtech industry, traditionally among the most conservative, product development has historically followed a top-down waterfall approach focused squarely on the technology, not the user. But evolving guidance from the FDA has spurred manufacturers to pay greater attention to usability. A growing chorus of medtech companies appreciate that creating well-designed user experiences help ensure that a device is easy to use, which is as important as engineering a device to operate properly.

These medtech innovators understand that prioritizing user experience (UX) design can help them create safer, less error-prone products that address actual end-user requirements rather than perceived requirements; enhance usability, a huge selling point; and compress development timelines. ICS' design studio Boston UX created this free eBook to provide you with actionable tips to help you do the same.