Developing safe devices that work is the baseline for effective medtech design. FDA regulations help bring consistency to that process. But even guided by robust regulation, safety and functionality are only as effective as the likelihood that patients will adhere to...
Janelle has 10 years of experience in research and pulls from her background in belonging and inclusion to improve accessibility for users. Janelle utilizes both quantitative and qualitative research methods to help inform her research conclusions. She is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion, and employee experience research. She has a doctorate degree in Psychology from Indiana University, and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and English from the University of New England.
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4 make-or-break considerations for health IoT ecosystems
All too often, medical device manufacturers roll out Internet of Things (IoT) devices that struggle to satisfy users and be adopted at scale. That’s in part because health IoT doesn’t exist in a void. Each device fits into a broader ecosystem that includes other...
3 reasons to conduct ethnographic research during medical device development
Conducting ethnographic research is one of the best ways to understand and anticipate users’ needs. In systems as complex and personal as those in healthcare, it is especially important dive deep into the context of use to identify gaps and nuances during the product...
10 tips to better support a11y participants during user research
As UX researchers, we play a critical role to ensure all research participants feel comfortable and respected. For those in the accessibility (a11y) community, we are cognizant of the variety of accommodations that may need to be employed throughout the participant...