A REDESIGN OF AN ORAL THERMOMETER’S INTERFACE AND FORM FOR
MOTHERS & BABYSITTERS
The aim of the design is to target the key issues with thermometers that both babysitters & mothers experience to allow users to access an accurate reading. To gain understanding of what features were required in designing a thermometer, surveys, benchmarking, and user profile and personas were conducted in the first phase of the project.
- - Oral reader
- - Beep notification
- - Illuminating display
- - Disposible tip
- - Large screen
- - Durable
Over 50 users were surveyed and the results revealed that many do not know what an average temperature range is and often aimed too high or too low upon a fever scale. Most users preferred both visual indicators and beep indicators to signal a fever.
The design incorporates the research by creating a large screen display with red illumination for high fevers. The auditory feedback pulses at a high speed if there is a high fever and at a slower speed for a mild fever.
Design workflows show the framework for user interaction for a child with and without a fever.