Umbrella's view on things

Browse through insights into our work like exiciting tips and tricks of the trade, reports on current topics from the world of usability/human factors engineering and UX research and design for medical devices.
January 24, 2023

For the past 2.5 years, it's been our pleasure to provide engaging UX solutions for customers across industries, with over 40 successful projects under our belt!

๐Ÿ‘‰ Umbrella UX is beyond excited to announce that from now on, we will focus exclusively on the MedTech and Healthcare industry.
With 20+ years of experience in the medical field, we're confident that this is where we can maximize value for our customers.

๐Ÿ‘‰ With Umbrella UX Healthcare, we bring you a new unique approach that combines usability risk management and an innovative design that enables you to create both safe and delightful products - without compromise!
Our talented team of experts combines their knowledge in human factors engineering (MDR, IVDR, IEC 62366-1, and FDA HFE Guidance) with creative design skills to guarantee results that incorporate the necessary safety requirements while providing an enjoyable, useful experience for your customers.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Contact us for further information about how we can make success stories come true through customer-centred design!

October 28, 2022
40 improvements for a medical product through testing with users in a formative study

Testing with real users remains one of the most exciting and essential tasks in our field, especially in the healthcare environment. Direct interaction with users and potential customers allows us to take products to the next level. 

Recently, we were able to accompany a project from a British company developing a medical device and guide them in their first formative evaluation with real users. 

From these results, the project team was able to derive 40 improvements that are currently being worked on and make the product even safer and more attractive for their customers.

May 25, 2022
Summative usability evaluation

Isnโ€™t it fantastic to finally be doing user testing face-to-face again? ๐ŸŽ‰

After running purely online testing caused by covid, we were again able to conduct a face-to-face summative evaluation for a medical device. ๐Ÿ“Ÿ๐Ÿ‘€

Online testing is a good and quick way to gain insights, but nothing compares to observing users in โ€œreal lifeโ€, especially if it involves interacting with hardware!

November 18, 2021
User Research Ethics Cheat Sheet

When doing User Research, questions about ethics inevitably arise. Poor research practice and ignoring aspects of ethics
can have a negative impact on all parties involved in the study.

Here is the cheat sheet we use at Umbrella UX to help us behave ethically. It is especially helpful for studies on sensitive topics in the healthcare and MedTech sector but can be used in all areas.

Feel free to download and use it ๐Ÿ’

Contact us if you want to discuss the topic or need support with a study.

November 12, 2021
World Usability Day 2021 Switzerland

Thanks for the inspiring talks and discussions on trust and ethics in UX.

We hope you enjoyed our presentation on "User Research Ethik am Praxisbesipiel Healthcare" and that you were able to take away something for your practice.

For all of you who were not able to follow our talk on "User Research Ethics" at World Usability Day 2021, there is now a video recording of the talk available (in german).

Thanks again to everybody atย UX Schweizย for the organization and for inviting us!

September 14, 2021
Swiss MedTech Expoย 

Umbrella UX visited the Swiss MedTech Expo in Lucerne today.

We were very happy to have the opportunity to exchange and network face-to-face with other MedTech experts for the first time with our startup. It's much more enjoyable than doing it online ๐Ÿ™‚

Best regards to everyone we had the pleasure to meet today, and thank you for the interesting conversations!

September 2, 2021
Worldwide user and customer studies

Do you want to gain insights into your users and customers on a global level?

We conduct interviews, focus groups, surveys, or user tests anywhere in the world. Remote or in-person. Therefore we have built a global network that allows us to recruit any user and expert profile worldwide.

Contact us to find out more.

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The goal of the initial meeting is to get to know each other, introduce you to our agency and our services and identify if there are opportunities for collaboration.

We are looking forward to meeting you!
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