The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)
The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) is one of the oldest and largest membership organizations for industrial design professionals. IDSA News & Info is not a blog in the traditional sense of the word, but it does provide industrial design news and insights in much the same way that a blog does. IDSA News & Info features both videos and articles.
On October 10 and 11, a series of interactive and experience based professional development courses will take place at the Boston Children's Hospital Simulation Center. The purpose of these session is to provide an in-depth learning opportunity for participants wishing to improve their skill-set and advance their professional ability. Access to these labs is not included in the 2019 Medical Design Deep Dive registration and tickets for these labs must be purchased separately. Be advised, space for each of these sessions very limited and they are sure to sell out quickly. Participants are presented with an IDSA Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of a lab.
Morning (AM) sessions are from 8:00am - 12:00pm
Afternoon (PM) sessions are from 1:00pm - 5:00pm
AM Session | Contextual Inquiry in the Healthcare Ecosystem (Planning, Methodology, & Fieldwork)
Presented by: Sean Hägen, IDSA, BlackHägen Design
This is a two-part comprehensive course on how to plan, execute, analyze, translate and synthesize Contextual Inquiry (CI) methodologies applied to the healthcare ecosystem. The FDA and IEC have recognized the inherent value of CI as an integral part in developing medical devices and successful user experiences have benefited greatly from this approach, so these methodologies are key components during the generative concept and feasibility phase of a project. Note: if you attended last year’s workshop you qualify as having attended the AM Session of this year’s course and can attend the PM Session.
PM Session | Contextual Inquiry in the Healthcare Ecosystem (Data Translation & Synthesis) Presented by: Sean Hägen, IDSA, BlackHägen Design
Friday, October 11, 2019
AM Session | Formative Studies for Designing Better Healthcare Experiences
Presented by: Amrish Chourasia & Michael Hammond, Design Concepts
This half-day workshop will focus on building empathy for the FDA’s expectations, understanding the perspective of the Human Factors Engineer, and the role of the Industrial Designer in Formative studies. After a presentation and discussion of theory, process, and best practices in a classroom setting, participants will have an opportunity to practice their newly-learned skills by participating in two types of Formatives – one conducted in the Sim Lab and one conducted in a lower-fidelity environment.
Sudden cardiac arrest outside the hospital is a leading cause of death worldwide. Early CPR provided by a bystander can double or triple a victim’s chances of survival. Yet despite training efforts, 70% of people cannot perform it correctly three months after being trained. Vivi is a training system that helps companies maintain their workers’ CPR skills. It consists of a mannequin, interactive app and service to ensure more frequent and relevant training in the workplace.
Designed by: Marc Saboya Feliu of Umeå Institute of Design
Venue is a high-performance diagnostic and guidance ultrasound system designed specifically for point-of-care physicians. It facilitates simple, fast and precise image acquisition from critically ill or injured patients. Its unconventional design may also be useful for traditional users in a variety of clinical settings. The multitouch gesture-recognition interface—great for quick clean up—has an automated set of tools to simplify and accelerate clinical workflow. Designed and tested for ease of use, the toolset minimizes training, helps reduce fatigue and has the familiar feel of contemporary consumer devices.
Designed by: Robert Meurer, Ross Stalter, Craig Loomis, Alex Sokolovski & Cindy Owen for GE Healthcare Point of Care Ultrasound
Zip Top reusable containers are 100% platinum silicone containers that stand up, stay open and zip shut. They are all food-grade quality and microwave, dishwasher, oven and freezer safe. Zip Top containers perfectly bridge the gap between a structural container with a lid and flexible zippered plastic bags. They are also free of plastic and can be used endlessly. They come in nine shapes and sizes—the uses are endless.
ZETA is a kayaking helmet designed to seamlessly blend beauty, performance simplicity and, of course, a little attitude. The designers were inspired by the style and swagger of sports athletes during the late 1960s, like Roberto Clemente and Muhammad Ali. Like them, ZETA was designed to be unique inside and out. The LRP™ (light reflection protection) minimizes glare, temple guards are die cast in aluminum for better protection, and advanced materials lend a more comfortable and less bulky fit, similar to a baseball cap. It may be the first helmet you don’t rush to take off.
Over the last 10 years Aaron Laurence, the inventor of the YBell, trained thousands of people on Australia’s famous Bondi Beach. He was using traditional training tools, dumbbells, kettlebells and medicine balls, to create his own brand of high-intensity resistance training. As his member numbers grew, it became impossible to keep incorporating multiple pieces of equipment into his sessions. The solution to the problem was the YBell, one piece of equipment that does everything he was already doing and more! He can now add more variety to sessions, and programming is much easier—all with the same piece of equipment regardless of the user’s ability level. The YBell makes transitions between exercises quicker, which streamlines sessions. Set up and pack up are so much faster now. Necessity is the mother of invention.
Designed by: Michael Hoppe of Hop Design and Aaron Laurence for YBell Fitness
The goal of the packaging for the Xbox Adaptive Controller was to create an empowering unboxing experience for anyone who would be gaming with the controller. The designers worked directly with gamers who have limited mobility to understand how they could make the unboxing experience as frictionless as possible. They strove to make opening experience for both the retail box and the online delivery box as painless as possible, so if a gamer ordered from Microsoft.com, they would have a great experience right from their doorstep.
Desiged by: Kevin Marshall and Mark Weiser of Microsoft's Packaging Design Team