CONTACT US

we specialize in designing products for people and health

Taking care of a body — your own and others — is darn tough. Our clients come here, to Healthmade, because we offer deep expertise in data-intensive interface design, diabetes technology and healthcare strategy.

Over the years, we’ve learned that our clients are innovators themselves: champions for change in their organization. They come to us for applied strategy for new algorithms, development of unique product features, or a compelling question, in need of a partner to lay out a roadmap.

Some of our longstanding partnerships include:

our PROCESS

We help our clients validate hypotheses, conceptualize core features, and implement service models. Our deep knowledge of healthcare combined with our love of design craft allows us to offer a unique set of skills and approaches to our partners.

our WORK

Healthmade has grown from our founders lived experience with chronic illness and work alongside communities that have been historically de-prioritized in technology and healthcare, in the US and abroad.

Below are a few projects that we have loved working on:

product design for diabeteswise.org

Humanizing decision support tools for diabetes technology

Together with Stanford University, we led the design of DiabetesWise and DiabetesWise for Providers (coming soon) — a non-biased resource that integrates psychosocial and lifestyle considerations related to diabetes technology for people with diabetes and the clinicians who support them.

Capabilities: Research, Concept Testing, UI/UX Design, Content Strategy, Design Production
Service design for lifemoves

Delivering better outcomes for people in need of stable housing and services

We partnered with LifeMoves and Tipping Point Foundation to increase impact through imagining their service model for single adults who are accessing drop-in services including food, clothing, laundry/shower facilities, and case management.

Capabilities: Research, Iterative Prototyping, Service Design, Impact & Measurement
UX Concept for vianai

Rethinking machine learning for non-experts

We designed an experience demo that translated a pioneering machine learning method into an user experience that for non-expert stakeholders to collaborate. The functioning prototype was presented by Vianai at Oracle OpenWorld 2019.

Capabilities: Research, UI/UX Design, Iterative Prototyping, Storytelling
Foundational Interface for beta bionics ilet

Designing a fully automated insulin and glucagon delivery system

We translated clinical research into a consumer product experience for the Beta Bionics iLet — a fully automated bionic pancreas system. We led early stage UX research and brought these insights into a full user interface design that was handed-off to the internal development team for implementation and clinical testing.

Capabilities: Research, Feature Definition, Formative Testing, Detailed UX/UI Design

our STUDIO PRACTICE

Healthmade is a studio led by women and based in the heart of Temescal in Oakland, California.

Expertise

• Designing with biometric data
• Co-design with underserved & at-risk populations
• Data intensive user interface design
• Integrating behavioral and psychosocial context
• Incorporating hard-to-reach perspectives
• Healthcare products, services, clinical settings

Offerings

• Formative user experience research
• Concept development and testing
• Designing services with multiple touchpoints
• Iterative prototyping with real data
• Translating concepts to detailed product design

Offerings

Formative user experience research
Concept development and testing
Designing services with multiple touchpoints
Iterative prototyping with real data
Translating concepts to detailed product design

Expertise

Designing with diabetes data
Co-design with underserved & at-risk populations
Data intensive user interface design
Integrating behavioral and psychosocial context of people
Incorporating hard-to-reach perspectives into research studies
Immersion in healthcare products, services, clinical settings

UX Research

Strategy & Vision
Opportunity Finding
Hypothesis Framing

Iterative Prototyping

Service Design
Rapid Prototyping
User Testing

Concept Testing

Conceptual Prototyping
Feature Ideation
UX Architecture
Storytelling

Implementation

Visual Design
Product Design
Product Management