Design Thinking in Health

How to design health tech for real people

About this eBook

Are you wanting to create a world changing medical app?

Design thinking is the bridge from good-to-great in the world of digital health technology - because without being obsessed with human-centered design we can guarantee your app isn't living up to it's full potential!

Why design thinking?

Design Thinking all about understanding the goals, motivations and behaviours of people interacting a piece of technology and is all about creating the best experience possible.

What you’ll learn about design thinking in health:

With a human-first approach, health technology can be developed in a way that aims to take the view of the people who are going to be most affected by whatever it is you're designing.We’ve poured our 10+ years of digital health experience into this guide to help you understand the how you can build a health technology solution that truly makes a difference for patients, researchers and practitioners across the globe.

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What you'll learn

  • How to empathise with your users and define the right needs and problems
  • How to create new ideas for solving old problems
  • The best methods for prototyping new solutions
  • Testing and launching your final product - the do's and don'ts

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Our work


AllergyPal helps parents share allergy plans and manage their child's allergy information such as their current ASCIA Action Plan

Baby Moves

Baby Moves enables families an accurate and easy to use tool to record the movements of their baby who may be at risk of developing cerebral palsy.


HeadCheck helps parents, coached and first aiders recognise the signs of concussion to determine whether medical attention is required.

What our clients say

Working with Curve to develop Baby Moves meant MCRI were involved every step of the way. The process of co-designing with the team meant we were working collaboratively and felt supported in our requests. We saw a gap in the current processes that technology could bridge and it was great to work with Curve to achieve our goals

Alicia Spittle

Deputy Head of Physiotherapy Department, NHMRC

Ultimately, pairing with Curve on the AllergyPal project meant we were able to bring our idea to fruition with in-depth testing and a thoroughly collaborative approach. We felt like partners at every step of the way.

Professor Mimi Tang

The Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne