Observations are an integral part of summative evaluations, the final validation that a device’s user interfaces are safe to use. During a summative evaluation, the manufacturer sets up a set of scenarios that capture all of the tasks that the device is expected to perform. The manufacturer creates environments that mimic the real use, capturing […]
Posts by Niall Redmond
If I was to describe design control for consumer vs medical design in sports terms, medical design would be cricket and consumer design would be ice hockey. That is to say medical devices use a slow, carefully considered and accountable design methodology while consumer goods are bunch of aggressive speedsters shooting the puck around hoping […]
From a regulatory standpoint the differences between IEC 62366:2007 and IEC 62366 -1:2015 are minimal, with all the same boxes needing to be ticked. However, it is clear from reading the documentation that the whole process has been streamlined, using more familiar language and on the whole a more usable standard. Probably a good thing […]
Computer games and medical device design both begin conceptually in a somewhat similar space – a point where reality and science fiction meet. From there the directions they take are infinitely different but the processes are virtually identical. I recently spoke on a panel at our local Global Game Jam (the world’s largest game jam […]
Medical device comfort on a cold winter’s day When you climb into bed at night and wrap yourself up in a nice warm blanket, you’re comfortable, right? What happens if it’s really hot and humid out and you’re trying to get some sleep… probably not so comfortable anymore! Comfort is subjective. There are thousands and […]
Branding is storytelling – even in medical device design. Every product has a story, and like most good stories it is a summary of not how it grew, but how it overcame failure. Good Industrial Design tells the story of both the company and the product as one.
With 15 years of experience as an Industrial Designer I recently accepted a position at StarFish Medical. I hadn’t worked in the medical field before, so the last 3 months have been full of amazing learning and professional development.