The paper explores the integration of emotional design elements in the development of medical devices to enhance user acceptance and adherence. It emphasizes the importance of a user-centered approach, acknowledging both functional and emotional needs. The study compares two cases within healthcare design, highlighting the impact of emotional design on users' perception of medical devices. Despite the different stages of development in the two cases, both employed a higher level of refflective design, aiming to create a lasting impact on users' identity using the products.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign Society
Number of pages10
PublisherCambridge University Press
Article numberISSN 2732-527X
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 31 Jan 2024


  • Emotional design
  • inclusive design
  • healthcare design
  • user-centred
  • industrial design


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