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Guest robulation

Got rid of the questionnaire cos its over now and collated.

 

Rob.

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Guest papicas

I think that if you choose the standing/ seating option you will have to provide more room for the legs when seating, and "verticalise" the screen a bit more so no-one else can see your personal information.

In my opinion the hand device is better. You won't get tired standing, and you will avoid the temptation of looking at too much information, which could be stressfull. Just make sure that the card has good visibility while in the machine, so people won't forget it.

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how about a wristband with a chip (maybe RFID technology) to be identified by those kiosks? how about a system/network, that not only provides information, but also strenghten the relationships between the patients themselves or patients and doctors/nurses? i mean, try to look at social factors..might be interesting

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There is a strong temptation to design gadgets in scenarios like this, and ignore possibly simpler more effective lo-tech solutions. layouts of rooms. color codes to rooms. posters. How can staff be more accessible.

seems like you jumped head first assuming that your design would be some hand held/computer screen knick-knack. Step back- try going through some hospitals and observing the emergency rooms.

Stupidly simple solutions will probably be the most effective in the long run.

 

Lay off the CAD for now and try to find out what the problems are. Your questionnaire will not yield too many useful answers to help the design process.

 

Take a step back from the product (the hospital system) and ask the users to walk through the issues that they were trying to resolve (ie the user experience of curing their ailments etc)

The questions you ask are too specific to jolt recollections of frustrations with or enjoyment of the NHS services.

 

You are probably designing keeping a well detailed final presentation in mind. This is good but take the time to digest good info and then CAD might not even be necessary

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Guest robulation

Hi all,

 

just got to tell more about my motivation and previous research for this project...because it is very difficult to nail down with the huge amount of research I have done, along with how little I can put on this forum without boring people to death! Basically one bit of research I have found says and proves that 'doctors may with-hold information to maintain hierarchy in the doctor patient relationship'. Many other factors as well as C.A.M. therapies etc have led me to the kiosk idea.

 

Therefore I am giving the chance for patients to educate themselves about the choice of healthy living and jargon busting medical terms, wayfinding (nearest pharmacies, hospital wards etc) and print leaflets/maps off for them.

 

Through my questionnaires I have found that 93% of 50 people always think of a question to ask the doctor after a consultation, so while it won't necessarily help with my design, it goes towards validating the thought processes, and the kiosk idea.

 

With this I have interviewed two doctors (which was extremely useful) and one of the things that came out was that the prescription system in place now is archaic, and wastes both patient and doctor's time, and the kiosk is being used for this also. I have also got the BCMA and a medical product design company on board to evaluate my project when it is near completion...of course, interface is also of huge importance, along with the design of my 'perfect waiting room' which I contacted an architect to draw a quick sketch of, and I will make a model of, the kiosk, the waiting room and an exemplar of the interface.

 

any other questions crits very welcome and thank you parel for your comments it's made me look at interaction in a different way!

 

regards,

 

Rob

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Guest rsmiguel

HI

 

I THINK YOUR WORK HAS A GREAT START.

I WILL STRONGLY RECOMEND THAT YOU RESEARCH MORE INTO HOW TO MANUFACTURE IT AND ITS SECOND SURFACE AND HARDWARE CONSTRUCTION

THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM WE FIND WITH STUDENTS AND NEW DESIGNERS SINCE THEY CANNOT DELIVER PRODUCTS THAT COULD BE MANUFACTURED, AND JUST SERVE AS PURE STYLING EXCERCICES

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Guest robulation

Thanks rsmiguel

 

I've been working on this project for a while since the first sketches and models were put on. So far Ive collated 52 questionnaires, and doing a justification report of my research and design processes...I think its time for an update (pictures-wise...I won't bore u with the rest!) I have looked at the materials and construction, but not in detail yet... I am gonna do an exploded view with all components too.

 

here's a very quick render of the thermal printer (a bit blue!) :) ...and the kiosk so far...any suggestions/crits?

 

regards, Rob.

 

Ps. does anyone know how to render things out using perspective in photoworks, cos I set the perspective before it renders but it always renders without!

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Also, any thoughts on split lines. Ive been trying a few out...its gonna be injection molded plastic...

 

...would like it to be aluminium but dunno how it could be manufactured?

Any thoughts?

 

regards, rob.

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i really like this last picture of your concept. it seems very inviting to the user, kinda like "hey over here...come touch some buttons wouldya?" however, dont know how well the public would like displaying their medical problems on a screen with others around without any privacy. i could see it now, the headline banner on the machine reading out "HEMOROIDS AND YOU". but, you seem to have your research in check and probably have valid responses to these statements.

 

the overall form is exciting to me.

 

aluminum would be a nice touch to it. Believe it or not but aluminum CAN be vaccuum formed just like plastic. your parting lines will be dictated by draft.

 

looking forward to seeing the end result of this project.

 

bizzo

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Guest robulation

...and this is how the thermal printer and insides will be maintained... still to work out how the hinge will work...probably similar to a car bonnet or something.

 

Rob :)

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Guest wenxiang

nice design... maybe the way of maintaining could be opened downwards or the screen cover just sides down with the electrial components still inside.. it will be easier to carry out actions ;)

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Guest robulation

Just a quick update to show exactly what I've been working on...it's nearly finished (well...I've yet to make an actual 3d model which I will do...

 

here are some more stills of the kiosk...

 

ANY CRITS?

 

regards, ROB.

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Guest papicas

I love the first image with the doctor's shadow. Very good idea indeed!!

For the bottom views, is it your presentation to teachers or would it be for selling to hospitals?

If you are selling, the images bellow are a little small and the back view isn't very insteresting. For selling you have to show people what they're getting, they don't care how you got there...

 

I really like your project

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Guest robulation

Hey thanks papicas, appreciated!

 

The boards (6 in total) describe the project for the tutors and my evaluators (who are a doctor, architect, medical product design company and an IT specialist.) They will change for the final show in london but I'm gonna keep the doctor shadow idea in it somewhere.

 

 

I'll post again soonish, just gotta get a real model made now.

 

AGAIN, ANY CRITS WELCOME

 

regards, Rob

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