The text explains the concept of contextual inquiry using real-life examples to illustrate its application. Case studies provide a frame of reference on how contextual inquiry is successfully used during product design, ultimately producing safer, improved medical devices.
- Presents the ways contextual inquiry can be used to inform the evaluation and business case of technology- Helps users understand the everyday use of medical devices and the way their usage supports the development of better products - Includes case studies that provide a frame of reference on how contextual inquiry is successfully used during the product design process
Chapter 1 Introduction to Contextual Inquiry
Chapter 2 Planning a CI Study for Medical Device Developmnet
Chapter 3 Contextual Inquiry Methods
Chapter 4 Executing and Documenting a CI Study
Chapter 5 Analysis of Data
Chapter 6 Developing Insights
Chapter 7 Data Visualization
Chapter 8 A CI Case Study in Cerebral Angiography for Product Development Strategy and Clinical Training
Chapter 9 Biomarker Strategies SnapPath: CI Case Study
Chapter 10 Contextual Inquiry as a Tool for Medical Device Development: The Case for Harmonic Focus
Chapter 11 Case Study: Using CI to Inform Design Development of Incision and Draining Pack
Chapter 12 Quick Reference Guide
Privitera's research focus is in collaborative medical device design and the application of human factors in design. She is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation Human Factors Committee and has coauthored various sections in HE 75 and recently a TIR on Contextual Inquiry. To date, she has been associated with more than 40 product releases, holds several patents and provisional patents, and has published and lectured on a variety of topics including design research, transdisciplinary/collaborative design, innovation methodology, and surgical techniques.