Insights

Advice for product innovation, design, and development
2024 06 10 Designing for Home Healthcare HERO 3
Designing Home Healthcare: Ten Best Practices and Real-World Examples
The world is better when healthcare meets people where they are. As the home evolves into a central hub of healthcare, how can we design for it in a way that delivers safe and effective healthcare for all?
2024 06 12 User Research Anthropology HERO
All I Really Need to Know About User Research I Learned from Anthropology
Whether I’m validating a medical device or working on the next big thing in VR technology, I always rely on five anthropological principles.
2024 06 04 ICU cockpit HERO
Why Can’t an ICU Be More Like a Cockpit?
ICUs need a more integrated source of relevant information to help physicians make better decisions and fewer mistakes.
2024 06 03 Engineering Team You Need HERO
How to Outsource the Engineering Team You Need
Outsourcing your engineering needs can be the answer—if you do it right.
Pawel czerwinski N Py Wow9 C Zk unsplash smaller
Why is Brand Consistency Important in Product Design?
People often think of brand consistency as it relates to advertising and communications. But it’s just as important for designers of products to consider brand consistency when creating a new design.
2024 05 21 9 considerations for planning user research prototypes HERO
9 Considerations for Planning User Research Prototypes
Prototyping for user research is a major consideration of product development and one that often confuses, because it’s not an exact science. There’s always a question of what to test and when, and there’s no one “right answer.”
2024 05 03 underutilized role human factors HERO2 2
A Chronically Underutilized Role in New Medical Device Development
Utilizing this role to its fullest could minimize project risk and speed your product to market.
Corin Frost meetadelvian
Meet a Delvian: Corin Frost
Get to know Corin Frost, Senior Director of Communication Design at Delve.
Diverse Team Better Design
Diversity means better design
Diversity on a design team is important for many reasons.
2024 05 13 Decolonizing Design HERO
How Design Researchers Can Help Decolonize Design
Our role as human-centered researchers and designers is to advocate for a decolonized future of design in every decision-making task we take part in.
Humans first spark empathy HERO
Humans First! How To Spark Empathy in a Design Thinking Workshop
Design strategists often lead design-thinking workshops for clients using the research they’ve gathered in the field as jumping-off points for innovation.
2024 05 07 Art of Moderating User Research HERO2
The Art of Moderating User Research
In a research session, a moderator’s goal is to acquire as much knowledge as possible from potential users of the product based on their experience (or even a lack of experience).
Delve Product Design Research
Structured Ideation vs Brainstorming
Everyone has his own opinion regarding if and how brainstorming should be done. We use it frequently, but we’ve developed our own technique that is more structured than “stormed.”
2024 04 23 Quantitative User Research HERO
Why You Want Quant(itative User Research)
What’s the point of doing user research? Why not just design a product based on your own point of view and your anecdotal understanding of people’s needs?
2024 04 19 User research in NPD HERO
Reduce Project Risk: Incorporate Research Throughout New Product Development
Research enables you to make good decisions throughout new product development, speeding up product development and creating a product that resonates with users. Here’s what research-driven NPD looks like.
2024 04 16 What Successful Hardware Innovators Do Differently HERO
What Successful Hardware Innovators Do Differently
Successful hardware innovators need confidence, foresight, and consideration to do something genuinely innovative.
2024 04 12 Power of Design Thinking HERO
A Guide to Action-Oriented Design Thinking
At Delve, we don’t focus on design thinking for its own sake, but rather, on design thinking and doing. What does action-oriented design thinking look like?
Athenahealth Intro smaller
Making Data Work Harder for Healthcare
As part of athenahealth’s efforts to showcase the advantages of its network-enabled healthcare IT service over stand-alone software, altr was brought in to work with the athena team to create a simple performance assessment and optimization tool.
Personalized digital healthcare BD diabetes app
Personalized Digital Health: The Opportunity and Our Responsibility
People are now more willing to share personal health information online. What’s the responsibility of digital marketers in the health and pharmaceutical space?
2024 04 02 Prototype Breaking HERO
On-Ramp to Design Engineering: Prototypes Are Made for Breaking!
We will test a part, remove material, then test it again, and iterate that process until it eventually breaks. At that point, we know just how thin, light, or inexpensive a part can be.
HERO
A Plan for Integrating Hardware and Software
To build better products, development teams need to integrate the hardware and software development processes. The design thinking mindset could provide the means to enable this reunification.
2024 03 26 Interaction Design Strategies for Io T Products That Connect HERO
Interaction Design Strategies for IoT Products That Connect
Only connected devices that connect deeply with their users will have staying power. How do you strategize interaction design for IoT products customers will love?
Jenny Westby employee spotlight1
Meet a Delvian: Jenny Westby
Get to know Jenny Westby, design researcher at Delve.
2024 03 19 Who Knows Best Designing User Control AI HERO
Who Knows Best? Designing User Control in the Age of AI
How much agency should a machine be allowed? For both medical devices and cars, the potential to save lives is very real. But the consequences of things going wrong could be catastrophic.
2024 03 01 LED touch interface HERO
Developing a Product with an LED and Touch User Interface
Sometimes the simplest designs are the most difficult to get right. Here's how we approach the design of a low-information-density user interface.
2024 03 13 AI Trust Usability2 HERO
AI in Medicine: Establishing Trust Through Usability
In many areas of healthcare where AI has great potential, use of the technology is still in its infancy. In these realms where it’s slower to catch on, a common obstacle to adoption is lack of trust.
2024 03 12 3 UX best practices med product design HERO
3 UX Best Practices for Medical Product Designers
A few months ago, we shared our thoughts on three UX trends reshaping medical product design. Here are a few suggestions on how to incorporate those trends into your medical device UX design efforts.
2024 03 11 tolerance stack HERO_download
Download Delve's Tolerance Stack-Up Analysis Calculator
Our engineers have designed a better tolerance analysis tool that makes doing tolerance stacks a joy. Download it here for free.
2024 03 05 Amaras Law HERO_smaller
How to Use “Amara’s Law” to Inform Design Strategy
An innovation introduced today might be overhyped in the short term and underestimated in the long run. How will that inform your approach?
"Delve brings strengths that we don't have, which is why I'm looking forward to working with them again."

Vamsee Pamula, Founder & President, Baebies