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Nodus' digital assistant boosts operating room productivity to let surgeons focus on what they do best – improving lives. I was engaged by Nodus to enhance the visual aesthetic of their digital assistant, placing an emphasis on readability, allowing surgeons to more easily plan procedures using pre-defined standards and share procedure plans with the entire team prior to surgery.


Q4 2020


Art Direction
UX & UI Design
iOS Design

Direct Contributions

My role as lead creative director and designer was to improve the overall readability and usability of the Nodus digital assistant. I crafted user-flows and prototypes to establish a refined information heirarchy before designing any application screens. Interactive prototypes were created for user-testing by a handful of surgeons and OR staff to provide feedback before finalizing any high fidelity screens. Additionally, user-interviews were conducted to create lists of priority features as requested by the surgeons and OR personel.

Design Rationale

Because readability was the primary objective in this project, variations in font sizes, colors and spacers were kept to a minimum in an effort to minimize context confusion during use. A small, but performant set of colors were created to maintain visual consistency throughout all application screens. Because most surgeons and OR members wear gloves and/or forms of surgical eyewear, many elements including buttons, tabs and headers were made larger to compensate and increase usability.