Summer Reading Series: User-Centered Design Articles to Catch Up On

Skipping vacation this week? Using your free time to brush up on what you missed? From home care kits and OTC packaging to changes in medical devices and machinery, here are five articles highlighting user-centered design in healthcare.

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Arguably, most healthcare packages fall under the "user-centered" category—here are just a few designs or cases of the many that exist.

Medical Product Changes Stemming from User Centered Design

From MD&M BIOMEDigital: a startup, a consultancy, and a large brand owner talk about how interacting with end users changed their medical device and machinery designs.


   Watch this video on Unilever's inclusive deodorant packaging.

Care Kits Supplement Telehealth for Medicare Patients and More

57% of Americans with chronic conditions delayed healthcare and experienced a gap in care due to COVID-19, per a recent study. Aetna and other companies are shipping kits with specially curated products to offer self-care or supplement telehealth visits.


Diaper Balm Tube Enables Mess-Free Application, Inspires Children’s Creativity

A fully recyclable push-up paperboard tube not only allows both parent and toddler to easily apply product, but also encourages play and can be reused in clever ways.

Annual OTC Package Design Gallery: Part 1

Each year, Healthcare Packaging evaluates an array of over-the-counter product packaging designs, assessing the pros and cons from a user perspective.

From the archives: What Can Urinals Teach Us About Patient Adherence?

A chief behavioral officer talks about integrating the "human factor" within healthcare technologies to boost their acceptability, usability and impact.


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