MD+DI: Choosing the Right Font for Optimal Medical Device Usability

Choosing the Right Font for Optimal Medical Device Usability



Park identifies three factors that play a key role in usability of text materials: legibility, readability, and comprehension. After addressing key areas including Best Fonts for Print and Display, she concludes “Many different elements can influence the usability of a text. After designing text material with the appropriate font, size, spacing, and colors, don’t forget to verify the legibility, reading level, and comprehension by testing the material with intended user groups.


Christine Park is an industrial designer at StarFish Medical. She believes that product design has the power to change a society’s behavior. She uses her knowledge of color, material, and finish to design innovative and empathetic medical devices.

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