IDSA is seeking speakers and facilitators for the 2014 IDSA Medical Design Conference, The Usability Ecosystem, held at the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), Nov. 6-7, 2014, in Tampa FL. The event addresses design in the healthcare domain with a focus on the realm of usability — ranging from the evolving relationship between industrial design and human factors engineering, to enabling the healthcare culture to migrate from treating illness to enabling wellness.
The inaugural IDSA Medical Design Conference, The Usability Ecosystem, chaired by Sean Hägen, principal of BlackHägen Design, is being held at the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), a state-of-the-art virtual hospital and simulation center in, Nov. 6 – 8, 2014 in Tampa, FL.
I can’t believe the International Conference in Austin is ONLY a few months away!
What? Just a few months probably sounds like a lifetime to most of you with your intense focus on weekly schedules, project deadlines and demanding clients. Our work as designers may be very interesting and challenging but, as is typical in the creative professions, it can also be very difficult to stop, take a break and get refreshed so you can dig back in with renewed energy and insights.
I am a product designer with both consultancy and corporate design experience. I have been responsible for conducting user and environment research in healthcare settings, translating insights into project criteria, and developing product concepts in tandem with marketing and engineering teams.
Outside the office, I'm reading up on popular psychology, catching up on classic cinema, or following my favorite stand-up comedians and podcasts.
IDSA’s Gianninoto Graduate Scholarship was originally established with a $25,000 contribution by the late Francesco Gianninoto, FIDSA, a US package designer who was a founder of the Package Design Council and president of Gianninoto Associates from 1932-1983. Two of his most famous designs were the Marlboro cigarette package (mid-1950s) and “Elsie Daisy,” the Borden Cow. Gianninoto was an honorary professor at Western Connecticut State University where he taught communication through design.