The Wizard of Oz is an inspiration for interaction design within mobile phone UX communities. Medical device developers should also embrace wizard of oz methodologies. In this presentation I discuss how, by validating concepts early using interaction realistic prototypes, medical device developer have the opportunity to: generate innovation through interactions, optimise device usability and minimise use and development risk.
As Medtec moves beyond devices, beyond treatment and beyond the hospital we are moving into an era of people centered, real time, connected and outcome driven wellness solutions. I argue that Medtec should move beyond the research and development of technology alone and into the research of interaction, to become, wizards of objects. #wizardofobjects