Tag Archives: OmniPod

Silence is deadly

My posts always argue that as designers (and engineers, manufacturers, etc), we have a responsibility to create smart, beautiful, and useful products for our users. But lately, I’ve realized that users have a responsibility, too. As an OmniPod user, I failed at mine. Recently Insulet Corporation and Abbott Diabetes Care issued a recall of the […]

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How to tick off your user….

The other night I was peacefully asleep, enjoying a pleasant dream, when suddenly…. After a few confusing seconds, I realized it wasn’t my alarm clock. It was my Personal Diabetes Manager (PDM) gently reminding me to test my blood sugar. Yes, I was expecting it, but, no … that didn’t make me any less annoyed. That’s what […]

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Medical devices, the TSA, and Chewbacca’s lightsaber

I’ve been working on this post for a while, but yesterday a news story caught my eye that drove me to finish it. Apparently, the Transportation Security Administration recently and briefly confiscated a cane belonging to actor Peter Mayhew. In case you aren’t familiar with Mayhew, he is the actor who portrayed Chewbacca, and his […]

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