Medicon – Videoprototype

Concept, Group 05, Videoprototype, WS1617

Our team is very excited to present to you this video prototype of our solution, Medicon.

Medicon is an accessible service which allows medical and healthcare professionals to select from various types of ready-made and extensively curated informative content. Such content includes, but is not limited to, articles, explanation videos and infographics.

With these at hand, experts may compile any and all information relevant to a patient’s diagnosis into a comprehensive e-pamphlet, which may then be made available through an automatically generated QR-Code. Once a patient is in possession of said code, they may access this pamphlet from anywhere, at any time they wish, allowing them to fully inform themselves about every aspect of their respective condition.
The pamphlet itself is tied into our Medicon application, which offers easy navigation and perusal of the information specifically selected for the patient, but also additional advice and other pertinent data.

Sections of Medicon covers a large amount of topics such as causes, prevention, progression and available treatments, among many others, for common and rare medical conditions of all kinds. Not only does this breadth of knowledge help to alleviate patient anxiety, but is also capable of aiding significantly in ensuring a successful and swift recovery process by enabling patients to avoid detrimental behavior and better comply with instructions by medical personnel.

Finally, while our solution would have apparent and tangible benefits in its current form, it is far from a finished product ready for the market. Future efforts would be focused toward creating a prototype directly usable in real life situations and allowing medical staff to test it extensively. It is absolutely essential to incorporate user feedback through several iterations to improve overall usability and deliver a product that noticeably improves the quality of life of its users.

We hope you enjoyed following our progress throughout this workshop!

Medicon – Storyboard and Concept

Concept, Group 05, WS1617

What use is the most effective medicine if taken incorrectly? What use is the most advanced medical technology when patients dread the sight of them? Once faced with these and several other dilemmas, our team instead decided to tackle the heart of the issue; that which brought to fall countless innovations whenever neglected: communication.
Specifically, communication between healthcare professionals and their patients.

After conducting user research and thoroughly analyzing our findings, we concentrated our efforts on ideation to build a foundation of concepts from which to continue our work. In the end, through careful consideration, only one fully addressed the issue at hand and stands as the clear winner: Medicon.

Medicon (a portmanteau of “medical” and “lexicon”) is both an application and a service designed to facilitate communication within the medical sector. It aims to eliminate misunderstandings caused by the use of complex terminology during conversation, which in turn may ease patient anxiety after diagnoses.
We enable healthcare professionals to quickly compile information relevant to individual medical cases into a comprehensive and easy-to-understand electronic pamphlet. Viewable at any time or location through a QR code, our solution strives to provide accessibility and convenience.

Over the coming days we are focused on creating a prototype to demonstrate the viability of our concept in the context of everyday interactions. To this end we created the storyboard pictured above, which we are currently translating into a video project to both inform and entertain interested parties.

User Research: E-Health Solutions

Group 05, User Research, WS1617

In today’s increasingly digital world many of our medical and healthcare services yet rely on conventional means to diagnose and treat our ailments. Why is it, when we are capable of triviliazing most of our daily struggles by the use of the internet and smartphone apps, that our diagnostic tools and data collection for health purposes lag so far behind?

Put simply, there are no simple solutions. E-Health services, despite making great strides in recent years, are still in their infancy. New ideas are often slow to replace the tried and true; with little reason to replace otherwise reliable systems when failure could cause, in the worst case, grievous bodily harm.

Thus we are faced with a highly delicate problem which in itself not only requires to be solved, but solutions must also undergo exacting measures to satisfy the necessary reliability and ease-of-use. To this end we have interviewed several individuals of relevant demographics, ranging from professions such as nurses to sports scientists and even to healthcare management.
With the information derived from their years of experience, we hope to concept a feasible solution that may be successfully incorporated into the daily workflow of various professionals in order to let them take advantage of the many benefits that modern E-Health services can provide.