Digital Pathology IMS Adaptation

Philips Healthcare & NSPYRE              11/2013—02/2014

Philips Digital Pathology wants to open up the new market for its image management product. Insights in user needs in the new market is needed on short term as input for adapting the image management product. (New) features will be added to the image management product/be modified tailored to the new market’s needs.


My role in this project focused on the interaction design. Together with the stakeholders and another Nspyre UX designer, we aggregated the customers’ requirements and problems from possible customers in EU and US. By using the contextual inquiry method, we interpreted the aggregated information into flow model, sequence model, artifact model and physical diagram in order to understand the work of pathologists and the needs of new market. The task in the new market requires the IMS to be able to handle a large amount of high resolution scanned slides. The way of organizing slides is different from the current market. Based on the analysis we drew the initial new IMS.

To validate the design concepts with stakeholders and clients, I created the low-fi wireframes which reflect the new features of the new IMS. It is a quick and efficient way of showing our ideas to the clients and getting their feedback. When the concepts were gradually concreted after several rounds of validations, I recreated the wireframes into the hifi prototype in Axure together with the specific scenarios. The prototype shows more comprehensive interaction design and realistic visual effect.

Our work is appreciated by Philips Digital Pathology. The deliverable from Nspyre, including both the hi-fi prototype and the user requirements document, paved the way for the development phase of the new IMS.

Sketch the new IMS


Lo-fi wireframe


Hi-fi Axure prototype


UX Methodes:
• Desk Research
• Prototyping
• Contexual Inquiry


• Axure
• Photoshop