Stephanie Van Ness

Stephanie  Van Ness

Head of content development, Stephanie Van Ness is Sr. Marketing Communications Manager and Chief Storyteller at ICS & Boston UX. An experienced copywriter with a Boston University J-school degree, she writes about user experience (UX) design and innovations in technology, from self-driving vehicles to gesture-controlled medical devices. Her work has appeared in a number of industry publications, including Medical Design & Outsourcing, Mass Device, Connected World, Medical Device + Diagnostics, UX Collective and Prototypr.

Articles posted by the author:

Figma is Great for Designers and Even Better for Their Clients

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 10:55  •  By Stephanie Van Ness  •  UX Design

Real-time collaborative design tool Figma transforms workflow for creative teams.

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Why Do Software Projects Fail?

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 13:12  •  By Stephanie Van Ness  •  Software Development, UX Design

A follow-up to our webinar on lessons learned from 500+ successful development projects.

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Use Your Words: Voice Tech Enriches Board Games

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 07:39  •  By Scott Lozier, Stephanie Van Ness  •  gamification, Voice Recognition, alexa

Voice technology is changing the way people play games.

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UX Writing Skills Now Vital for Designers

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 10:46  •  By Stephanie Van Ness  •  UX Design, UX design team

Employers today expect UX designers to bring multiple skills to their roles, including copywriting.

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Growing Influence of UX is Reshaping Medical Device Development

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 08:52  •  By Stephanie Van Ness  •  UX Design, medical device

Medtech manufacturers are increasingly embracing UX design as a way to create safer, more intuitive products.

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Powerful Voice Integration for Connected-Car Solutions

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 10:57  •  By Stephanie Van Ness  •  Qt, voice assistant, automotive IVI

Voice has always been recognized as an ideal way for a driver to interact with an auto because it reduces driver distraction. However, the lack of familiarity with most current automotive voice systems, along with their constrained set of commands, has resulted in low use and adoption rates. Integrated Computer Solutions (ICS) and The Qt Company are working together to change that. Their goal is to foster new breakthroughs in the use of voice in automotive, and support creation of a safer driving environment.

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Beyond the Fitbit: The Changing Landscape of Medical Wearables

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 11:05  •  By Jeff LeBlanc, Stephanie Van Ness  •  Innovation

The global market for wearable medical and health-related devices is expected to reach nearly $19.5 billion in 2021.

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Exploring Ethics in UX Design

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 10:20  •  By Stephanie Van Ness  •  UX

What can designers learn about ethics from the field of architecture?

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Focus on Usability Can Limit Medical Device Recalls

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 13:49  •  By Stephanie Van Ness, Rex Palmer  •  UX Design, Usability

Usability should be a top priority for medical devices. Yet devices with poor usability still find their way to market.

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Are You Investing in UX? Here’s Why You Should

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 11:00  •  By Stephanie Van Ness  •  UX Design, product development

It makes financial sense to champion UX design in your product development efforts.

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Do You Need a UX Strategy?

Monday, December 24, 2018 - 09:16  •  By Dorothy Shamonsky, Stephanie Van Ness  •  ROI of UX Design, UX

To reap the benefits of UX design, including increased ROI, enhanced productivity and reduced development risk, you need a cogent strategy.

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5 Rules for Creating Crowd-Pleasing Interactive Games

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 09:35  •  By Scott Lozier, Stephanie Van Ness  •  gamification, web

Here's how to turn fun game-play into a messenger for your brand.

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Transformational Medical Devices Deliver Better Patient Outcomes

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 05:38  •  By Stephanie Van Ness  •  medical device

Integrated Computer Solutions (ICS) is pushing the medical device industry forward with high-performance products that are intuitive, easy to use and carefully designed to aid patients, physicians and critical-care teams, and other caregivers.

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Pipelining UX with Product Development Gets You to Market Quicker

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 11:19  •  By Mark Hatch, Stephanie Van Ness  •  UX Design, Software Development, product development

Applying lessons learned from hardware development to speed time-to-market for your next software-dependent product.

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Are Your IoT Devices Putting Your Business or Your Customers at Risk?

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 10:27  •  By Peter Winston, Stephanie Van Ness  •  IoT, Embedded, cybersecurity

Connected devices are mainstream and omnipresent. Still, they're risky. See just how risky.

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A Look at How Consumer Electronics and Medical Device Product Development Teams Differ

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 14:49  •  By Stephanie Van Ness  •  medical device, product development

Consumer electronics and medical device development teams have different priorities. Match your team to your goal.

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