The IDSA Medical Section promotes industrial design in medicine and healthcare. It explores the potency of researching and designing healthcare products and environments that wield human performance, business and the dignity of users.
“Our goal is to provide IDSA members, along with the broader industrial design community, information and tools to effectively practice design and drive innovation within healthcare industries.” – John Anastasiadis, IDSA, Chair
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2014 IDSA Medical Design Conference, The Usability Ecosystem
IDSA's inaugural Medical Design Conference, The Usability Ecosystem, chaired by Sean Hägen, principal of BlackHägen Design, was held at the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), a state-of-the-art virtual hospital and simulation center from Nov. 6 – 8, 2014 in Tampa, FL. This conference was conceptualized and organized because it is widely recognized that the healthcare space provides a unique repository of problems and opportunities for research, design and development. Sessions approached design in the healthcare domain within 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.