Carmel Hassan UX & Product Designer


So what’s a good solution?

As a doctor working in an Emergency Department and seeing patients (sic: people) with largely preventable conditions/diseases alot of the time, I really like the idea of personalised medicine and involving patients and empowering them to take control of their healthcare. Brushing teeth is an excellent example that I wouldn’t have thought of before. However, I would echo some of the previous...

Healthcare start-ups

The path to the well planned and designed health services of the future goes through many professions from the medical to architecture to interior design to UI and UX expertise to app development, industrial design and landscaping. We may live in an increasibly ‘virtual world’ of connected devices and experiences, yet there are still innovators, entrepreneurs and startups focused on building the...

Inside Britain’s busiest A&E – video

Inside Britain’s busiest A&E – video How the A&E department at Queen’s hospital in Romford, east London, relies on locums, part-time doctors and on recruiting staff from abroad Real users, real context of use, really ignoring the user interface and worrying about what’s important. Interesting discussion in front of the screen, would that be a good moment to offer...

Selectores de género

littlebigdetails: Instructables – Offers a variety of gender options when signing up for an account /via Vonn Interesante detalle. En el ámbito clínico este tipo de datos es punto de controversia. Por un lado hay usuarios para los que este dato al no ser clínicamente relevante desprecian su utilidad, por otra parte ciertos estándares obligan a especificarlo de acuerdo a un respeto a la...

Hospital Costs

Hospital Costs

The federal government recently released data about what hospitals charge for procedures, and how much Medicare reimburses them. We have visualized some of this data, along with publicly available data about mortality rates under these same procedures. How does your hospital stack up against national averages?

Performance vs Clinical Risk

The complexity of creating usable solutions in healthcare  The productivity that a user can get with a tool depends, among other things, on the usability of the interface used to work. In the context of healthcare applications, the interface design solutions can supose in certain situations a number of hazards that result in clinical risk. A productive solution is incompatible with clinical risk...

[es] Productividad vs Riesgo Clínico

La dificultad de crear soluciones usables en sanidad La productividad que un usuario puede conseguir con una herramienta depende, entre muchas otras cosas, de la usabilidad de la interfaz con la que trabaje. En el contexto de las aplicaciones sanitarias, las soluciones de diseño de interfaz que se aportan pueden llegar a suponer en determinadas ocasiones una serie de peligros que deriven en...

Facebook-like EMR (Part II)

In my previous post, I published a simple mock-up to introduce the idea of an Electronic Medical Record looking like Facebook social network. We initially saw how taking advantage of this website could help to contribute for a better tool for doctors, nurses, and patients. In this second part of the exercise, we can see as well the hi-fi prototype where the visual design will allow us to make new...

Facebook-like EMR (Part I)

Facebook-like EMR (Part II) In 2008, Bob Watcher wrote an article called “Why the medical record needs to become more like Facebook” where lay down the idea of having the social network as the mirror for a new Electronic Medical Record (EMR) User Experience (UX). A collaboration and social framework to provide better care to patients while keeping useful information between physicians and nurses...

Carmel Hassan UX & Product Designer

Hi there!

I'm UX/Product Designer at Ebury. I have a chaotic side project called Cinefilica and founded the most interesting tech community in Málaga: Yes We Tech. I enjoy writing random thoughts on UX, Design, Technology and Society. Something I should know? Comment on my blog, Twitter or email me to



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