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New premises for new challenges

Since November 2014, Toni Steimle has led the Ergosign Switzerland AG team. Toni Steimle has been a passionate UX designer for 15 years and brings with him a wealth of experience as leader of UX teams, projects and initiatives.
To celebrate, a reception was held on 17 March 2015 in our premises in Zürich Westen. The great and the good of the Swiss UX scene met for a typical Swiss apéro riche to the sound of jazz music, in order to greet the new leader of Ergosign Switzerland in a relaxed atmosphere. The guests had a chance to look around the premises and to find out about current focus areas and projects. There were also plenty of opportunities to meet and talk to new and interesting people.

Thank you to all our guests for a wonderful afternoon and we look forward to exciting projects and experiences together.

Come and meet us at the ConhIT

The whole range of healthcare IT will be presented at the conhIT (Connecting Healthcare IT). Suppliers and users will have the opportunity to gather information and swap ideas during practice-oriented lectures, a variety of seminars and lively rounds of discussion. The conhIT will take place from 14 to 16 April 2015 at the Berlin Exhibition Centre (Messegelände).

Meet us at our stand 4.2 / C-107 in the Mobile Health Zone and don’t miss the interesting talk on “User-centered design for a pain assessment application to IEC 62366 standard” to be held by David Detzler, our UX manager and lead of medical and pharmaceutical design, on 14 April 2015 from 2.00 to 2.15 pm in the Mobile Health Zone as well as at the congress session „Mobility in patient care“ in the congress hall 1 on 16 April from 9.30 to 11am.

The assessment of pain plays an important role for healthcare professionals: to establish a patient’s general state or to facilitate decisions about medication. Established pain scales are used either for self-assessment by the patient or for assessment by others. On the whole the medical professionals are still working with paper and pencil methods. Some semi-digital assessment methods exist, but looked at from the point of view of their usability they are not fit for purpose. As an example Ergosign developed a pain assessment application for mobile devices to facilitate the assessment and the communication of patient data, initially focusing on pain assessment in children and following the usability standards for medical equipment IEC 62366. In his talk David Detzler will illustrate the procedure taken in the user-centred design process with concrete examples and current deliverables (personas, scenarios, mockups, prototypes etc.). In addition he will show pragmatically how these methods and artefacts are transferred to and documented in a usability engineering file following IEC 62366. 

For further information and more about the programme go to: www.conhit.de

We are looking forward to seeing you.

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Automation Meeting 2015 – Next generation HMI design

Böblingen – What will process visualisation look like in the future?  How will new trends in technology affect the usability of machines?  We will be answering these and other questions on UI design at this year’s Automation Meeting in Böblingen.  Come and meet our UX designer Jan Groenefeld as well our partners at Digitec Vertriebs GmbH and INOSOFT GmbH.  Discuss the new trends with us and test the new, modern input devices yourself.

Themes of the workshops:

  • From Oculus Rift to Smartwatch – trends in technology for you to test
  • Live demonstrations – augmented reality for machines and multi-touch applications for industry PCs
  • UI design for you to try out yourself – you can try designing like the professionals
  • Practical implementation of a modern HMI with VisiWin
  • Discussions with the experts

The workshops will take place on 26 March 2015 from 9.30am to 4.30pm at the Congress Centre in Böblingen.  As the number of participants is limited, please sign up early. 

We look forward to seeing you there.

Ergosign Annual Review 2014

The conceptual design of Ergosign’s review of the year 2014 was a matter near to our heart – and an exciting opportunity to sound out and interlink new design approaches and development methods.  The site www.ergosign.de/2014 makes use of animated SVG graphics and pathways so that with parallax scrolling the stages of the review can be experienced interactively.  The parallax effects employed are based on the animation of elements on different levels and at varying speeds, familiar to us from animated cartoons and video games.  For the implementation of the project we at Ergosign developed our own framework based on jQuery and SnapSVG.

Technologies we used:

  • HTML 5
  • JavaScript
  • CSS3
  • jQuery
  • LESS

Happy New Year!

On the threshold to the New Year very best wishes to you and your family. May the New Year bring you and your loved ones joy and happiness. We thank you for your trust in the past year and wish you all the best for a successful start in 2015.

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