When it comes to medical devices, our user interface designers meticulously craft intuitive interactions with safety in mind. We specialize in GUI design and development, creating interfaces that provide vital information while maintaining user-friendly navigation and visual appeal. Through rigorous user testing, we ensure that our designs meet the needs of healthcare professionals and patients.
Human interface guidelines offer software developers recommendations on how they can improve the visual experience for users by making the user interface easier to navigate, learn, and use. This has many benefits for your users, including:
Heuristic evaluation will come up a lot in UX design – heuristic evaluation is used by UX designers to identify any usability issues within a device or product. To do this, usability testing experts will compare a product’s design to recognized usability principles – also known as heuristics. Once they encounter usability issues, they assign a severity rating to each one, enabling them to focus on each issue from most critical to least critical. Heuristic evaluation is important for delivering a high quality UX system to users, as it ultimately improves the usability of a product.
When designing a medical device, it is easy to overlook some aspects of the design process. Haptics are an example of one of the small but meaningful ways you can improve the usability of your product. Broadly speaking, haptic design focuses on the multisensory interaction between your product and the user by dictating the tactile response your product or device will provide. Haptics are largely used across our modern digital world, from phone vibrations to gaming applications. One of the main ways we interact with products is our hands – therefore, it makes sense to enrich your device with haptics that users will appreciate.
Another important component of user-centered design if your graphical user interface (GUI). GUIs help your clients use your device without needing to know exactly how it works. For example, the use of commonly used icons make it easy for users to understand how to achieve commands on your device, without the need for further research. Whilst it may seem simple, GUI is one of the design process steps that must be mastered if you wish to ensure your product reaches the market. If there is an issue within a medical device’s GUI user, the effect can seriously harm the user, the patient, or even both.
Luckily, Nectar has plenty of experience with GUI designs. As an ISO 13485:2016 certified company, we place safety and effectiveness at the forefront of our process. We ensure your device has an effective, safe GUI, so that your regulatory review goes smoothly, and your users and their patients are protected.
Many medical devices are composed of UIs that feed vital information back to the individuals using the devices. Whilst on the surface, these may all look different, they have one thing in common: they all have physical interfaces that are easy to use and interpret.
Nectar combine an expert team with over 30 years of experience to ensure physical interfaces are easy to use, accurate, and robust. We look at all aspects of user interface, including iconography, sounds, and colors. We know the FDA requires detailed user interface specifications for medical devices – and we deliver.
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