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Medication Dispensing Systems: How New Innovation is Changing the Way We Approach At-Home Prescriptions

Whether it’s due to the text on a pill bottle being too small to read or a pillbox that’s unnecessarily complicated, studies have shown that 37% of patients don’t take their medications properly. To us, that number is unacceptable. Fortunately, through a rigorous research and design process, many of these existing usability…


Designing a Study: 6 Steps for Preparing Successful MedTech Device Research

Designing a research study for a medical technology device can be an incredibly intimidating process. As one of the first steps in your device design process, it effectively sets the stage for the success of the entire project. That’s not to mention that looming voice in the back of your head reminding…


How to Make the FDA Happy: 7 MedTech Device Design Pro Tips

When it comes to designing medical technology devices, making the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) happy is key. That’s because, if you plan to bring your product to market someday—and I’m sure you do—they’re the final troll under the bridge you’ll need to get past.


5 Product Design Tips for Managing a Severe Electronics Shortage

For product designers, 2021 was a year of supply chain nightmares. Many electronic parts suppliers were completely unable to keep up with demand, leading to significant shortages of multiple components—not just microchips as many news outlets have been quick to report. While these supply chain issues may gradually correct themselves over the…


The Top 4 Medical Device Trends to Watch for in 2022

As we start fresh on a new calendar once again, it’s only natural to want to look ahead to see what the new year has in store. Particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to keep your finger on the pulse, as it could be the…


Best Practices for Designing Surgical Robotics

In the world of surgical device development, identifying needs first and testing concepts second is the key to user adoption and gaining a competitive advantage. This approach serves as the foundation to innovating smartly, along with quick, efficient, and robust methods of concepting. At Kablooe Design, we include Design thinking early on…


Mark Your Calendars—November Is Jam-Packed With Kablooe Events

Over the next couple of weeks, Kablooe team members will be recording webinars, speaking at large industry events, and hosting another highly anticipated open house. Needless to say, November is going to be a busy, busy month for us. We hope your calendars aren’t quite as full as ours, though, because we…


You Don’t Get Harmony When Everyone Sings the Same Note

We live in a world of specialists. Nobody sings the same note, right? Our corporations are filled with the special engineer of this or that. In the world of product development we might have human factors specialists, user experience specialists, manufacturing engineering specialists, and so on. We apparently have everyone singing a…


Should Form Follow Function? How Aesthetics Impact Medical Device Design

Should form follow function, or should function follow form? You can think of this hotly debated question as the design world's chicken or the egg scenario. If you ask 100 architects, engineers, and product designers, you're likely to get a pretty split room, and therein lies the problem.


Why You Need to Design with Misuse in Mind

If to err is human, then to assume everyone will use a product exactly as it was intended is one of the most human things you can do. It doesn't matter how smart we think we are. Eventually, we're going to make a mistake. Whether that's due to human error, a poorly…