Bob Schwartz, FIDSA

Bob Schwartz, FIDSA
General Manager, Global Design & User Experience
GE Healthcare

Bob Schwartz, FIDSA, is general manager, global design and user experience, at GE Healthcare—leading five studios in four countries and a team of 60. He’s held similar positions at Procter & Gamble and Motorola. He also served as executive director/COO of IDSA for 10 years.

Schwartz is a member of the Executive Board of Trustees of the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and chair of the board of the Design Management Institute. He has a master’s in industrial design from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he was a Roddy Scholar, and a BFA in industrial and graphic design from the Kansas City Art Institute.

In 2007, Schwartz was inducted into IDSA’s Academy of Fellows for his contributions to the profession and the Society, and has represented the United Nations as a senior technical advisor for design to the People’s Republic of China.

“We’re Here for the Humans!” 

Robert Schwartz, FIDSA, shares how GE Healthcare’s Global Design and User Experience Team is able to get things done in a complex global business environment by making it about everybody else, being subversive with goodness in our hearts, recruiting the army we don’t control—and always putting patients and their families at the center of our work.


IDSA Medical Conference 2018 chair Bryce Rutter discusses speaker Bob Scwartz.