MPO Article

The Smart Way to Achieve a Safe Medical Device Interface 

Everyone agrees that safe use of a medical device is of utmost importance – but the path to achieving safety is still evolving. While safety and usability are deeply intertwined, incorporating professional-level usability design has not been adopted across the board despite the fact that it can shrink project costs, elevate customer satisfaction and allow you to deliver a better – and much safer – product.

In this Medical Products Outsourcing article, ICS’ Dorothy Shamonsky, PhD and Stephanie Van Ness shine a light on this issue – examining the differences between designing for safety versus designing for usability, and exploring the role of UX design and Human Factors professionals in medical device product development. Read the full article.