Integrated Computer Solutions recently launched Boston UX, a user experience design consultancy that specializes in developing intuitive interface design for smart devices like medical devices, industrial controls and IoT and consumer devices.
Boston UX was created as a result of ICS seeing an increasing demand for UX design services over the last three years. The trend saw validation through Adobe that did a survey and found that UX designers are as in demand as software engineers. The Adobe survey also reported that 87% of the 500 design department heads that were surveyed reported that hiring more UX designers is a top priority.
“While the web, smartphones and tablets have dominated UX design for some time, companies in industries from medical to manufacturing are recognizing the importance of providing compelling user experience to foster greater customers engagement,” Peter Winston, founder and CEO of ICS, said. “In the medical device realm, usability is of paramount importance as it can mean life or death. Many of our medical customers are faced with stringent FDA regulatory requirements and they rely in part on well-designed UX to help them build superior products.”
The new Boston UX design team is experienced in engineering and business complexities and can impact product development. So far, MilliporeSigma, Intel, Boston Engineering, Zoll Medical Corporation and Casenet have used the services provided by Boston UX.
“Because our clients must manage vast amounts of information that is diverse and ever-changing, it is imperative that we provide them with tools to do so in a manner that is intuitive and designed to address their specific needs and nuances,” Margie Caught, VP of product management at Casenet, said. “To achieve this, we needed Boston UX designers to become deeply immersed in both our and our clients’ worlds. The designers impressed us beyond expectations with their ability to do that, helping to create a solution that is both intuitive and scalable.”