These images represent several future generation critical care ventilator designs that have been fully designed over the past several years. None of the projects have been released in full, so the images are not available until the ventilators have passed rigorous testing, qualifications and evaluations and are fully released products.
Four totally unique designs have been created for multiple clients that all compete in the Intensive Care Ventilator marketplace.
The designs include gestural interface ideas, layered functionality using transparency and concepts for remote access of patient data through phones, pads or other devices.
Each project started with existing operational products and we totally redesigned all aspects of the user interfaces. This included design of normal operational monitoring, patient setup, patient and device alarm handling, device servicing, device configuration and design of remote monitoring systems or backup displays.
Several retinal imaging projects are shown here, including reporting of detailed results of eye analyses and the process of running comprehensive eye exams on custom medical devices.
The first project included the design of custom report and screen interfaces that allow doctors to quickly review a patient's eye history and accurately diagnose the potential for degenerative eye disease. Report designs provided historical and predictive data together on charts for accurate diagnosis.
Another project was the redesign of an existing product with a new look, new touch interface and navigational model. The user interface focuses on specific areas of the eye and presents current and historical data for health evaluation. Users are prompted through sequential steps of operation for every task in the touch screen application.
These screens represent a totally new design of comprehensive child care management software systems. Day care centers subscribe to this web based application to manage all aspects of day care including corporate management, payroll, individual center management, student check in/out, student and employee scheduling, enrollment, immunizations, payment processing and any custom activities.
We analyzed the full range of tasks performed by all employees and persons involved in the management and running of child care centers and included interaction with parents/guardians and students. This allowed us to create custom designs and prototypes specifically geared for every individual role. The prototypes were used in a series of usability evaluations to further refine the designs into a comprehensive solution for child care centers.
The first screens represent some of the individual day care center management screens and the later screens show an interactive prototype developed for day care center kiosks that are used by parents/guardians to check in or check out their children at the centers.
These illustrations represent a new interactive book being designed and developed. While the presentation follows a traditional 'art book' style, the content represents a comprehensive collection of information presented using interactive visualization techniques. The end result is a customized experience for the customer based on their interests and physical location. The customer also has the option to view the content interactively or in a traditional (yet customized) printed version.
Our involvement includes development of the project concept, organizing the collection of all data and coordination of all contributors including subject matter experts, photographers, illustrators and technical writers. Currently developing interactive prototypes to illustrate the concepts and get user feedback.
Many custom web designs have been designed and implemented. Several are represented here to illustrate the variety of styles created that best suites our customers.
The Leib Dickel project was designed to capture potential client's attention without exposing too much detail of services. Enough information is presented to solicit a phone call or email. A geometric visual design with soft transitions on one page provides over 25 images of their portfolio with minimal navigation. View site
Additional projects illustrate the visual emphasis on web content rather than web navigation. Many projects that had been implemented in Flash are now in the process of being redesigned in more accessible tools (SquareSpace, Carbonmade, Google Swiffy, HTML5) to support the variety of new phone and pad devices. www.pd-nl.com (requires Flash) www.jim-martinez.com (requires Flash) www.bryanvarner.com (built with Carbonmade)
We have designed several pulse oximeters.
This handheld Nellcore pulse oximeter was redesigned covering all normal oximeter functions as well as full alarming and configuration capabilities. We developed full fidelity prototypes online that allowed for comprehensive user testing prior to product development. Fully functioning interactive web training modules were also designed and implemented to accompany the product.
The second set of illustrations shows screens designed within the physical constraints of an existing pulse oximeter. A whole new suite of diagnostic and predictive capabilities were added to the existing product. Required the creation of custom fonts and graphics to represent all user functionality in a 150x45 pixel grid.
These screens represent several designs for touch screen interfaces that provide status and instructional information for replenishing supplies for large scale laboratory blood analysis equipment. The designs were created to complement related software used by laboratory technicians and provide a highly visual instructional design.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
We designed this new user interface integrating all devices used in the application of laser skin treatments, including hand held wand, foot pedal and touch screen interface. The design allowed physicians to focus directly on patient and treatment areas with the use of redundant audio and visual cues on the device and the handheld wand.
The three screen images show the fully functioning Flash prototype that we designed, developed and used during early usability evaluations. The controls along the right side of the screen allow simulations of device effects that controlled and responded to user interactions in the screen mock-up area.
We designed online forms to allow wine producers and retailers to enter their wines in several of the largest U.S. wine competitions. Step by step instructional forms simplified the process of designating categories, brands and label details for several thousand entries in each competition.
We have been providing design support for the Dallas Morning News Competition since 1999. We developed animated web marketing materials to promote the 25 year anniversary of the competition. And we continue to provide design support in the ongoing marketing of the competition in print and online web materials.
We designed this new concept for task organization for an automated glucometer that continually measures patient blood glucose levels. Concepts provided visualization of the entire process while giving detailed instructions on each step of setup and monitoring.
This was a quick turnaround project that started with a design that was handed to us from engineering (shown below) and evolved quickly in three days to the screen designs shown here.
Designed and implemented marketing and installation CD that was packaged and distributed with all TI graphing calculators. Implemented multimedia CD incorporating audio, video, animations to provide access to full range of accompanying software products for graphing calculator. Implemented entire interface to switch instantly between 11 languages and provide access to over 200 product installation routines.
Over ten million copies of the CD were packaged and sold with Texas Instruments graphing calculators.
A large variety of blood analysis and related products have been designed for several different clients. These include bedside analysis products and large laboratory production devices.
Most of the products used touch screen technologies and involved creation of interactive touch screen prototypes to validate design with phlebotomists and other users.
One design was used to validate the feasibility of all user interaction being performed with a rotary knob and one push action. No other user interaction was allowed to minimize the physical touch between human and device in controlled lab settings. We created a fully interactive design and prototype that validated with end users that this interaction style could be successfully used in these settings.
Other screens illustrated in this section demonstrate the large variety of applications and unique designs that we created in the blood analysis industry.
Designed user interface for visual programming languages for factory automation tasks and operator controlled tasks. Developed prototypes of graphical language editors, debuggers and class hierarchy browsers.
Designed and implemented marketing CDs that provided three hours of audio, video, product demonstrations and technical documentation. Designed easy navigation through the features for potential electronic commerce customers. Organized and produced all audio and video productions included on CD.
Also designed all of the detailed mapping software used for the electronic transfers of transactions between institutions.
We designed user interfaces that integrated inventory control, labor scheduling, payroll, order entry, recipe management, cooking schedules, and real time monitoring of store profit and loss. Designed a navigational model using multiple recognizable visual metaphors for integration.