The procedure usability game: A participatory game for the development of complex medical procedures & products

J.A. Garde, M.C. van der Voort

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    When product designers develop advanced medical appliances, they have to deal with medical treatment procedures. If treatment procedures are ignored by designers, final products might conflicts with the hospital practice. Therefore, the development of procedures and product requirements should take place before or parallel with appliance design. However, the development can only be realized when access to the knowledge of users of the appliances is available. This paper discusses the application of a participatory design game to facilitate the participation of users in the development of a treatment procedure including appliances. The game has proven its usefulness in a case study.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCompetitive Design
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 19th CIRP Design Conference
    EditorsRajkumar Roy, Essam Shehab
    Place of PublicationCranfield, UK
    PublisherCranfield University Press
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)9780955743641
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
    Event19th CIRP Design Conference 2009: Competitive Design - Cranfield , United Kingdom
    Duration: 30 Mar 200931 Mar 2009
    Conference number: 19


    Conference19th CIRP Design Conference 2009
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


    • Design game
    • Medical appliance
    • Participatory design
    • Usability

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