Tailor-Made Design Guidelines for Human Factors and Usability for Medical device application: A Proposed Methodology

DS 94: Proceedings of the Design Society: 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19)

Year: 2019
Editor: Wartzack, Sandro; Schleich, Benjamin; Gon
Author: Nagarajan, Kamya (1); Silva, Arlindo (2)
Series: ICED
Institution: Singapore University of Technology and Design
Section: Design for healthcare
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.1017/dsi.2019.105
ISSN: 2220-4342


With increasing level of advancement and complexity in medical devices, there is a need for methodology, tools and techniques in practice to integrate Human Factors and Usability (HF/U) elements in design due to its increasing diversity of users and rapidly changing interface types. This paper proposes a methodology to develop a tailor-made HF/U design guidelines for medical device development with various sources and to develop heuristics for evaluation and score the product usability throughout the development process.

Keywords: User centred design, Design methodology, Evaluation, Early design phases


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