Benjamin Zierock*, Sieer Angar and Mareike Rimmler
September 29, 2023
DOI : 10.56831/PSEN-03-079
In an era marked by rapid transformation and shifting priorities, the need for strategic adaptation has never been more critical. Recent findings emphasize the challenges faced by the German healthcare sector in maintaining public approval. With the healthcare landscape evolving, the industry is increasingly recognizing the importance of user-centered design. This article delves into the pivotal role that prototyping and testing, as integral components of user-centered design, can play in revolutionizing the healthcare domain. It explores how these methods can address the unique considerations of healthcare and highlights their potential benefits and challenges.
Moreover, as digital services reshape the German healthcare industry daily, the landscape is characterized by shorter planning cycles, global competition, and stricter regulatory requirements. In this dynamic environment, traditional project management approaches often struggle to keep pace. This article underscores the transformative power of Agile Project Management, a methodology that has redefined how projects and companies operate. Agile principles, known for their adaptability and value-driven focus, are examined in the context of 21st-century demands, shedding light on how they enhance project outcomes and drive organizational success.
Additionally, the article explores the Agile mindset and its alignment with methodologies like Design Thinking, Scrum, and Objectives and Key Results (OKR). The Agile mindset champions customer collaboration, welcomes change as an opportunity, and emphasizes delivering value promptly. It operates on principles such as customer-centricity, iterative development, continuous feedback, flexibility, adaptability, transparency, and collaboration.
In conclusion, prototyping emerges as a central theme, described as the art of transforming ideas into testable realities. It's defined as the process of creating preliminary versions of products or systems to visualize, evaluate, and refine their design and functionality. The article emphasizes the significance of choosing the right fidelity level for prototypes based on project goals and stages, promoting early exploration and iterative refinement throughout the design process.
Keywords: agile; prototyping; healthcare