Designing for the user

J R Kortstra
Medical Device Technology 1995, 6 (1): 22-6, 28
During the development of medical products, attention mainly focuses on technical specifications. But however well thought out they are, technical features do not guarantee that a product will be easy and safe to use. The strengths and weaknesses of human beings and the needs and habits of end users also need to be taken into account. This article sets out essential guidelines and criteria for optimizing the interface between man and machine and presents a case study to demonstrate the practical benefits of this approach.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article


You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Trending Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"