(P)rehab monitoring tool

Module proposal for IntelliSpace Precision Medicine


Philips - Data-enabled design


UX designer (thesis intern)




5 months
Due to NDA the information to be shared about this project is limited.


Every 1 out of 9 men is at risk of prostate cancer worldwide. To transition towards value-based healthcare, patient outcomes determine the value of providing care. Using the data-enabled design methodology, the challenge was set to come up with a concept to improve the staff experience within oncology. The unique methodology uses data as a creative material to inspire and inform the design process.


I designed a module concept compatible with current and future oncology solutions of Philips. In the project, I integrated both qualitative and quantitative information to drive the concept as well as my process. Made sense of the complex situation, scoped the project fitting into organisational strategy and turned user insights into a product add-on proposition by means of a concept demonstrator. The realised prototype was validated internally and by medical experts.

How can physical activity data enable doctors to estimate post-surgery Quality of Life factors in Prostate Cancer (p)rehabilitation?

— focus question


After thorough research into the topic, I started getting hands-on to use data as a creative material. Created a data journey to think through what information is presented should be presented on the interface and how would the user navigate through the dashboard that I am designing.

Data journey

Given the methodology, data was in focus on the interface as well. Filling out the data journey as well as data categorisation helped a lot to ideate regarding potential data representations and related actions for the user. This step of going visual was very useful and it also helped me to finalise the information flow in my head that was key the concept.

The module is fed by two information sources, from patient reported exercises in the prehabilitation period and patient reported outcome measures from the rehabilitation period. The information flow is visualized in a timely overview as well as the connected solutions as part of the proposal. The developed interface was validated internally and with UX design and medical experts.