Medical Design Deep Dive 2019 - Insitu Labs


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

Each AM or PM session is $300 if purchased individually or $500 for the full day. Purchase tickets here

The Boston Children's Hospital Simulation Center
300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115  //  See a map


Thursday, October 10, 2019

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.

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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. 

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PM Session | Details Soon
Presented by: Yael Alkalay, IBM Watson Health