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Collection of small display devices

Recently, while conducting an evaluation of medical devices to be used at home by patients, I was reminded of the importance and challenge of designing usable displays, in particular, usable displays for small devices. The small displays on these hand-held medical devices must allow the user to accomplish tasks like setting doses, monitoring settings, or reading test results. Having a well-designed display under these circumstances is not just convenient, it’s critical. Whether you are designing a small display on a hand-held home medical device, like I am discussing here, or a complex display in an airplane cockpit, which we address in the Design CoPilot application, two of the primary human factors issues that should be considered are: Can the information be seen? Can the information be read and used appropriately? Although the primary issues, whether the information can be seen and then can be read and used appropriately, seem fairly straightforward, each involves a … Continue reading

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