Translate MedTech – User-Centred Design for Medical Technologies

This course will  be delivered by the trainers virtually as two 3-hour sessions which will take place on Thursday 25 March 2021 (9:30am – 12:30pm) and Thursday 1 April 2021 (9:30am – 12:30pm). Click the link below to register your place for the course.

This course, delivered as two 3-hour sessions across two separate days, is an introduction to user-centred design principles, which consider the user at each stage in designing and developing a medical technology. The course will give you the opportunity for hands-on experience of tools that can be used to embed user-centred design thinking into the development of a medical technology. Incorporating user-centred design principles into the development of your medical technology can greatly assist with the later stage implementation, adoption and diffusion of it within the NHS.

Participants will be working in groups, given tools and guided through activities to design a solution.

Open to academics, researchers, clinicians and industry representatives, by attending the course you will:

  • Know why it is important to understand your users and co-design with them when developing a medical technology
  • Understand how to go about incorporating user-centred design into a development process
  • Be armed with practical hints, tips and tools that you will be able to use in the future


  • What is user-centred design?
  • Defining a problem statement and hypotheses
  • Practical tips to engage with your users
  • An introduction to user-centred design tools and activities

The training course will be run by M-Habitat

Spaces are limited and registration is essential. Please note in order to ensure all participants get the maximum out of the course by registering you are committing to attending the full duration of the course over both days.

This course will be delivered by the trainer remotely via video conferencing software. Information about how to join the conferencing call will be emailed to everyone that has registered.

Free to staff and postgraduate research students at Translate partner universities (Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds, Leeds Beckett, Sheffield Hallam and York). 

Places for industry and clinical representatives are available at a cost of £45, please email Mohua Siddique ( to secure your ticket.

Book now to avoid disappointment.

About the trainer

The course will be facilitated by the award-winning digital health co-design collaborative mHabitat who are part of Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

mHabitat’s goal is to ensure digital-enabled health and care works for everyone through capacity-building, convening, championing and collaborating with the NHS, Local Government, Industry, Academia, Civil Society and Citizens.

The team draw on a blend of design, digital, community and improvement frameworks including Government Digital Service Design Manual, Human Centred Design,  Experienced Based Co-Design toolkit Asset Based Community Development and Appreciative Inquiry to support the development and implementation of solutions which improve lives and solve real world problems.

Find out more about mHabitat by visiting or connect on twitter @wearemhabitat

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