User Needs

Translating User Needs Into Design Inputs

MedDeviceLogoCraig Scherer talks to Med Device Online about turning research into design inputs

User NeedsDesign innovation consultants are asked to help clients understand users holistically: Who they are, how they differ from each other, how they are influenced by their environments, and how they might change over time.

We must look to our core development process to focus around the user and all critical stakeholders. Designing optimal solutions means taking into consideration all of the influencers on the user, which might include technology strategies, market trends and opportunities, or outside influences, like regulatory and reimbursement systems.

Across medical device press, conferences, and other public forums one constantly hears organizations ask the question, “So…I have all of these user needs defined – what the heck do I do with them now?” What they really are asking is, “how do I translate user needs into specific and actionable design inputs?”

Check out the full article on Med Device Online to learn how.