Joy Woojin Chung / Pratt Institute 2014 IDSA Northeast District Conference Student Merit Winner
The pursuit of delight is a common goal for many designers. For the aptly named Joy W. Chung, delight describes both her approach to design and the outcomes of her work.
As a child in South Korea, Chung discovered LEGO—which served as a literal revelation of a career path. "I was around seven when my mom bought me a set of LEGOs," she remembered. "I was into creating my own story."
As an IDSA member in good standing, please join Chair Austen Angell, IDSA, board members and Executive Director, Daniel Martinage, CAE, for the annual member meeting which will be held during the International Conference in Austin, Texas. The meeting will take place on Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 5:00pm-6:00pm in Salon JK.
In addition to a sneak peek of the new website, a brief IDSA update will be presented.
Jillian Tackaberry / University of Illinois at Chicago 2014 IDSA Midwest District Conference Student Merit Winner
Side projects can be like side streets leading to unforeseen, but rewarding professional destinations. For Jillian Tackaberry, the side projects she has pursued have actually created a professional path for her.
Victoria Spriggs / Savannah College of Art and Design 2014 IDSA Southern District Student Merit Award Winner
What happens when you give a small child a sketchbook and let them run free in the woods lining a coastal town? You get an industrial designer. More specifically, the curious, young sketcher grows up to be Victoria Spriggs.
CARRIE LEMAN Lead UX Specialist GfK Custom Research
Carrie Leman has planned and conducted many user experience research studies in the healthcare industry, primarily focusing on formative usability studies. Comfortable applying streamlined, analytical user-centered design techniques, she has a strong interest in medical device usability, product customization and concept development. Within the past year and a half she has done extensive work developing new and improving existing infusion pumps and has past and recent experience with in-hospital observation. Previously, Leman worked for an orthopedic company improving existing and developing new patient-specific surgical instrumentation. She studied industrial design at the University of Illinois in Champaign.
As “Human Factors” and “Human-Centered Design” can sometimes feel more like buzzwords than concrete topics, this workshop will allow attendees to develop tangible examples of how these concepts actually come together in a real design process.
This hands-on workshop will explore how instructions and packaging sometimes mislead patients into unnecessary errors making their experiences with in-home medical products more complex, and sometimes more dangerous, than anticipated. Demonstrations will show how research can inform iterations of the design while improving safety and understanding.
As we are invariably buried beneath deadlines, sometimes certain components of a product development cycle are cut in order to rush projects along. Attendees will be better prepared to discuss the merits of the design process by building the vocabulary they need to ensure the vital stages of iterative design do not get removed from the process.
Hannah Duffy is a UX specialist at GfK Custom Research’s downtown Chicago-based office. She often focuses on user research in the healthcare industry, conducting and planning both formative and validation studies. Some of the products involved in these studies are often injection devices, dosing applications, diabetes managers, wearable medical devices and instructions for use. She not only conducts research but also contributes to team redesign workshops and develops visual mock-ups to describe the need for product changes. Duffy has served in the IDSA Chicago Chapter for over two years as Social Chair and currently serves as IDSA Chicago Secretary. She studied industrial design at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Through a deeply personal account of her own mother's battle with Alzheimer's, Carol Shillinglaw explains difficulties that families encounter adapting to a loved one's chronic illness. Using humor and perseverance as tools, her family members attempt to make the most out of the new roles they must assume to adapt to changing dynamics. Recognizing the frightfully negligible support available to nonprofessional caregivers, Carol has actively pursued opportunities to convene the broadest possible set of perspectives in solving this complex challenge. This moment of need is a tremendous opportunity for policymakers, entrepreneurs and designers alike to explore and provide solutions, ranging from the personal and spiritual to the bureaucratic and national.
CAROL SHILLINGLAW, A/IDSA Director of the Growth Incubators Team, Global Design GE Healthcare
Carol Shillinglaw has been with GE Healthcare for over 21 years, serving in roles spanning sales, services, business development, quality and design & user experience. She is currently the Director of the Growth Incubators team in Global Design, which she founded to develop big ideas and bring together disparate partners to help turn them into actionable business propositions. Most recently she has been focused on the underdeveloped area of nonprofessional caregiving of the chronically ill and is an activist in the diagnosis and treatment of victims of brain disease (i.e. Alzheimer’s) and the family members who care for them.