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5 Principles for Effectively Delivering Biomedical Software

Posted on Thu, Nov 14, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

Life Sciences software is often delivered late, over budget, insufficient or not delivered at all. By following these 5 simple principles you can mitigate the risks and increase the factors for success.

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Tags: biomedical, adapting to change, software

4 Research Personas Reviewed for Best User Experience (UX) Design

Posted on Thu, Oct 31, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

In a previous blog entry we discussed the use of personas in developing an effective user experience. One persona we introduced was the biomedical researcher. This is obviously a very broad category, so let’s break it down a little bit.

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Tags: bioinformatics, UX, design, biomedical

The Key to Driving User Experience in Life Sciences and Healthcare

Posted on Thu, Oct 10, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

This week we’re going to introduce the first post of a series on driving user experience (UX) design in the life sciences and healthcare based on the crucial element of personaA persona is a stand-in for a real user - it’s a detailed description of an archetypal user, attempting to capture a bit more about them than just their job role - to understand a bit about their motivations, cultural filters, likes and dislikes, etc.  Personae allow us to think like the user and become advocates for their needs.  We name our personae and talk about them as if they were real people - because in a sense, they are.  We drive the construction of these personae by interviewing real users or surveying the marketplace.

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Tags: UX, design, heath IT, biomedical, persona


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