As medical devices continue to develop in technical complexity, designers are looking to increasingly high tech methods to capture and enhance the user experience. Kate Stephenson will be presenting some of the latest work from Stanford University’s Center for Design Research. Current projects include the use of Google Glass in a pre-clinical study for wound care image capture and documentation and the use of CAD and 3D printing by non engineers as a form of high fidelity design communication.
KATHERINE STEPHENSON Mechanical Engineering Phd Stanford University Center for Design Research
Between obtaining her MS in Biomechanical Engineering and returning to complete a Phd, Kate Stephenson spent ten years in the medical device industry as a Senior Design Engineer and Project Manager. Dr. Stephenson has worked on over eighteen different devices, ranging from insulin pumps to annuloplasty rings. Dr. Stephenson recently completed a two year stay as the Resident Clinical Bioengineer at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital Gait and Motion Lab, where she advised on complex orthopedic surgery cases. Dr. Stephenson’s current research is focused on leveraging new fabrication technologies to advance the development of underserved, niche market medical devices.
If users have been part of the design process from its beginning, why is it that your design team still has the potential to fail? LUNAR’s Scott Janis will explore how “creative usability”—that is, usability efforts supporting ideation, decision making and creativity during very early development—can be a pivotal piece of inspiration and input for your design and development team.
In recent years announcements of the birth of business anthropology have ricocheted around the globe. The first major reference work on this field, the Handbook of Anthropology in Business is a creative production of more than 60 international scholar-practitioners working in universities and corporate settings from high tech to health care.
KEYNOTE | CLAY MARSH, MD Executive Director of the IDEA Studio for Healthcare and Design Chief Innovation Officer of the OSU Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC) Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Marsh focuses on leading efforts to solve important problems in healthcare and delivering solutions to these problems. This program interfaces experts from around the globe - in areas such as medicine, complex systems biology, systems biology, genomics/epigenomics, behavioral decision making, decision architecture, mathematical modeling, data analytics, evolutionary biology, anthropology and design/design thinking - to create these approaches and to improve lives and communities.
Stuart Karten is the President of product innovation consultancy Karten Design. Since 1984, Karten Design has partnered with clients ranging from medical technology start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations, building their businesses through meaningful design. Driven by strategic market understanding and deep-user empathy, Karten Design helps companies seize new market opportunities and create compelling products that resonate with end users, increasing adoption and enabling better patient outcomes. Its work has helped clients like CareFusion, Boston Scientific and Johnson & Johnson address some of the medical industry’s biggest challenges, such as improving usability, improving patient compliance and commercializing new technologies.
JOE PRATT Human Factors Engineer BlackHägen Design
Joe Pratt earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Factors Psychology from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University College of Arts and Sciences, with an emphasis on Human Computer Interaction and Automation. Pratt initiated his career in the defense industry where he played a key role in the translation of research inputs into actionable insights. While conducting research in the defense industry Pratt planned, executed and analyzed advanced simulated mission scenarios and converted those insights into GUI designs. Now at BlackHägen Design, Pratt is a Human Factors Engineer and conducts Medical Device Usability Testing, including Generative Contextual Inquiry, Formative and Summative Usability Studies. Always striving to optimize the user experience, Pratt is fascinated with the impact automation has on the user’s experience, particularly clinicians executing time-critical, complex tasks.