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The latest thoughts and announcements from Tidepool's team.

Designing for Trends in D-Data

February 24th, 2016 | Sara Krugman
Now that Blip and the Tidepool Uploader are available, we’ve been learning a lot about how people use them to gain insights into their diabetes. We feel strongly about incorporating people with diabetes and their caregivers voices into our design and development process and want to share with you what we’ve been up to. The bottom […]
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Bionic Pancreas User Interface (4/4) : FAQ

July 24th, 2015 | Sara Krugman
Why black and white? We chose to use an eInk display for this first version of the BP. And yes, eInk screens are at their best with black and white (for now, there is color but its just not as nice yet). This may come as a surprise but we chose this display technology for its […]
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Bionic Pancreas User Interface (3/4) : Interface details

July 20th, 2015 | Sara Krugman
In this post we will go into details of the decisions we made about individual screens and interactions. The main screen Should it be map or a path? (see Bill Verplank). A map shows the ins and outs; you can get a sense of where you are in relation to everything else that might affect […]
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Bionic Pancreas User Interface (2/4) : Mental models and user research

July 16th, 2015 | Sara Krugman
In order to wrap our head around how managing diabetes today with current insulin pumps will change with the bionic pancreas, we had to understand the experience. Our first question was Can we try it? An inherent challenge for good design of medical device: we can’t try it. Clinical trials have specific protocols, and we […]
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Bionic Pancreas User Interface (1/4) : Kickoff

July 13th, 2015 | Sara Krugman
The plane, the train, the car, and now what? Insulin pumps?! Yes! Finally? What do these things have in common? They are becoming increasingly automated. A few of us at Tidepool have spent the last 4 months designing the interface of the iLetTM, Boston University’s Bionic Pancreas (BP) device created by Ed Damiano and Firas […]
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Free for All: The Bionic Pancreas User Interface

July 10th, 2015 | Howard Look
Tidepool and Boston University are pleased to announce that we have recently completed a collaboration to create a fully-designed user interface for the Bionic Pancreas, and that we are releasing these designs freely to the public. Take these designs, please. Use them. Continue to innovate and iterate beyond what we’ve done. We are doing this […]
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Colors, shapes and blood sugars. A look into our process.

November 5th, 2013 | Sara Krugman
I'm an interaction designer, artist, maker, mover, and shaker. I’m living in Copenhagen running a health care design studio that has dedicated all efforts to making Tidepool the place to go for T1D data. Since I can remember I’ve used art and design as a way to understand my experience living with T1D (for 21 […]
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