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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 (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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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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