Key Factors in the Medical Examination Product Design and Development Using Human Cell Image Totems


The industry of cultural creativity has a significant influence on the overall economy of a country. The development and application of cultural and creative products in different fields are growing more diverse. In the field of medicine, cultural and creative products can deliver more than aesthetic functions. They can bring healing benefits for patients with different symptoms in different age groups. Creative product designs that combine medicine and cultural/artistic creativity can make medical products warmer and friendlier to users. Focusing on the creative design of medical examination products, this study aims to provide references for more creative and friendly design of medical examination products to help reduce the fear and anxiety of patients when using such products. In this study, micro images of human cells are converted into totems as design elements for the design and development of cultural and creative products. These image totems not only represent the lively cellular world inside human body but also add aesthetics to the product design and make the products look warmer and friendlier to users. The research methods of literature survey, expert interview survey, and analytic hierarchy process (AHP) to first find out the factors in the medical product design using image totems of human cell mutation and reproduction and then measure the relative weight of each factor. Hopefully, the findings of this study can provide references for the creative design and development of medical examination products and help to enhance the design effectiveness.



Keywords: cultural creativity industry, medical examination, products with healing effects, expert interview, analytic hierarchy process (AHP)

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