Designing a medical app
Do not underestimate the effect of an appealing design
- By: Adrian Raudaschl
Apps for smartphones and tablets are an exciting new medium. In medicine there is huge potential for new types of games based on medical education, for interactive ebooks, and for practical tools, which range from prescribing antibiotics to interpreting electrocardiograms.
Although designing and managing app development can be a challenging and sometimes stressful task, it is also very rewarding. Creating something unique in a market saturated with dull, unexciting medical applications should be the goal of all potential app developers. I hope to take you through some of the basic steps from concept to conception using my experience as a practical example.
It is important first to identify what exactly you want to create. The possibilities are limitless; ranging from new types of interactive textbooks to drug dosage calculators. Sometimes these types of apps may already be available, but there is always room for innovation and improvement.
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