Imagine being able to understand your medical test results, complete with context, personalized information and...color. Once again Design saves the day in creating a communication tool that meets the desired function of effectively communicating crucial patient data...to patients. It's easy to read, understand, digest, and it's nice to look at. Wired Magazine designed the tool, now the question is, how do we create an incentive to get the medical community on board?
An excellent talk about how the observation and consideration of details can substantially alter the experience for the end user. I particularly like the 5 minute video of the hospital ceiling...point made.
This project is an excellent example of the impact designers can have in the improvement of medical services. The consideration of both patients and staff as people with needs is certainly a step in the right direction. Read their story.