A smartphone app can control the Sivantos hearing aid. We were tasked with redesigning and expanding the concept of the Signia app. The project enabled us to undertake the complete design process, from the expert review of the existing design and concept ideas to testing the new app prototypes in A/B testing to completely redesigning the app, including its icons and animations.
People of all ages, young and old, wear hearing aids. The target group for our app is equally diverse. The design of our app was influenced by the needs of older users in many areas: intuitive controls with a high recognition factor, large buttons, only a few navigation tabs, and lots of whitespace. Our concept also reflects the needs of younger users: modern features, such as using the hearing aid to stream music.
One crucial concept and design element is the personal aspect of the app. In the beginning, the device must be professionally adjusted by a hearing care professional. The user can contact them via the app, chat, or video, so it is quite easy to make fine adjustments to the aid with a specialist.
So much has gone into our design: during the project, we created over 365 art boards, 158 different screens, 180 icons, and almost 70 illustrations. We also arranged images and illustrations in two layers to make it easy to re-color them for Signia's different design worlds. Discover the app: it is available for download from the App Store and Google Playstore.
Signia is a brand of the Sivantos group and one of the leading hearing aid manufacturers in the world. In over 25 countries, with over 6000 employees, the Sivantos group provides a comprehensive portfolio of technically outstanding hearing aids, including accessories, adaptation software, smartphone apps, and workflow solutions. Because what really counts are the individual hearing needs of the users.
Thomas Hempel, Produktmanager Medical Apps, Sivantos Group
"Ergosign helped us make the final prototype from the existing templates, test and adjust it and design the result alongside production."