It is my pleasure to invite you to the inaugural IDSA Medical Design Conference,The Usability Ecosystem, being held Nov. 6-8 at the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation(CAMLS), the state-of-the-art virtual hospital and simulation facility in Tampa, FL. This venue offers an exciting opportunity for workshops conducted in the context of a clinical environment.
The healthcare space provides a unique and complex landscape of problems and opportunities for creative research, design and development. This training seminar, conducted by a forum of experts, focuses on how to approach design in the healthcare domain within the realm of usability. Topics range from the evolving synergy between the industrial design and human factors engineering disciplines to enabling the healthcare culture and treating illness.
Nov. 6-7: The Usability Ecosystem will deliver advanced content for those product development and usability specialists practicing in the healthcare space that are looking for opportunities to further develop their knowledge, skills and inspiration. The conference will be balanced between two primary formats:
Discussions on why and what design can do to affect usability and,
In situ workshops on how usability design methods can be effective.
Nov. 8: As an added benefit to attendees, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) is holding a one-day workshop, Design Control: the Intersection of Human Factors, Industrial Design and Risk Management on Saturday, Nov. 8, 8am – 5pm at CAMLS immediately following The Usability Ecosystem. At the end of the program, participants will be able to explain the requirements and expectations for usability and human factors (HF) in designing a medical product, identify the role of usability and HF in designing a safe and effective product and identify the role of risk management in the usability and HF process. For additional information regarding this portion of the event, please contact Deborah Reuter, AAMI’s Senior Vice President of Education or click here.
Let us kick-off the golden age of medical design and advance the state of the art at… The Usability Ecosystem and AAMI Workshop, Nov.6-8, in Tampa, FL
IDSA Merit Award Nominee, 2014 UIC IDSA Lock-In Winner 2014
Lefie is a well-rounded designer, artist, maker, and entrepreneur. Her related interests include printmaking, machine knitting, Arduino, minimalism, and product licensing. Lefie is currently employed in luggage design at Ricardo Beverly Hills in Kent, Washington.
SEAN HUGHES, IDSA Vice President & Chief Design Officer Healthcare Philips Design
Sean Hughes is vice president and chief design officer, healthcare at Philips Design. He is responsible for strengthening the design leadership role within the company for customers and patients to experience healthcare in a simple and meaningful way. Hughes has 18 years of international design experience and has been instrumental in the growth of Philips Design in Asia. He has led design activities in all Philips’ sectors as well as for an external client base of Fortune 500 and prominent Asian companies. Hughes joined Philips Design in 1992 as a product designer in the Domestic Appliance design team in the Netherlands. He received a bachelor’s in industrial design at the University of Teesside followed by a master’s in industrial design from the Royal College of Art in London.
Each year, Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) affects an estimated 1,730,000 patients, killing 99,000. HAI also extends hospital time and dramatically increases hospital bills (on average, post-surgical infections increase medical expenses by 120%). Robert Karnick from ROBRADY design will present a case study for the development of the Hy-Green Intelligent Hand Hygiene System.
The Hy-Green system represents an innovative combination of devices working in concept to improve healthcare by monitoring and recording hand washing by hospital employees. Then the hygiene event is transmitted to a central database while also communicating with the healthcare worker to provide feedback of compliance or with a warning notification.
While working on the program, ROBRADY faced a broad spectrum of challenges, from the technological to the logistical, and even the psychological. Learn how ROBRADY developed the Hy-Green system, blending observational research with technology development to create a simple solution that effectively and efficiency confronts a leading cause of death in the United States.
ROBERT KARNICK, IDSA Senior Business Development Manager ROBRADY design
Robert Karnick has more than 20 years’ experience creating innovative solutions for clients in Consumer Products, Industrial Equipment and Medical Device industries.
Karnick is responsible for Business Development at ROBRADY design, consulting with clients by providing user research, industrial design, graphic and user interface design, engineering and rapid prototyping. He has won a number of design awards, including the IDSA Design Excellence Award, Red Dot and the Medical Design Excellence Award for his work with clients such as Philips, Home Depot, IBM and Coca-Cola.
Karnick has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from Auburn University.