In this issue, our main theme delves into the complex and shifting landscape of medical device design with our guest editor, Tor Alden, IDSA. Tor is an accomplished designer with an expansive body of work in the consumer and medical design fields. He has curated an impressive collection of articles that reveal insights into the current and future medical design landscape.
Medical device design today pushes the boundaries of traditional industrial design from form-giving and ergonomics of a singular product to the infusion of advanced, cutting-edge technologies operating within an increasingly complex healthcare ecosystem. As a result, industrial designers in this field must balance the friction-filled needs of patients, doctors and third-party stakeholders, while envisioning new, trailblazing user interactions in order to deliver successful healthcare outcomes.
The Dream, the Reality and the Influence of Science by Tor Alden, IDSA
A Collision of New Technologies by Bryce G. Rutter, PhD, IDSA, and Megan Kohnen, IDSA
The Rising Tide of User Experience by Paul Greenhalgh, I/IDSA
Educating a New Generation of Human-Centered Designers for the Medical Device Industry by Enda O’Dowd, I/IDSA, and Derek Vallence, I/IDSA
Designers as the Hub of Collaboration by Stephen Nelson, IDSA, and Danny Gelfman
Design vs. Human Factors: Medical Design’s Chicken and Egg by Mary Beth Privitera, PhD, FIDSA
Healthier Lives through Empathy-Guided Technology Innovations by Moni Wolf, IDSA
Preparing for an Interconnected Future by M. Robert Garfield
Perfectly Right or Perfectly Wrong: Sometimes Design Feels Like Space Flight by Tim Hulford, IDSA
Letter from the Chair by Qin Li, IDSA
Tribute: Mark Dziersk, FIDSA by Gerard Ferbershaw and Jeff Smith
China Dispatch: Unmasking a Complicated Situation by Chris Hosmer, IDSA
Design for Healthy Aging by Susan L. Sokolowski, PhD, IDSA
In every issue:
IDSA HQ by Chris Livaudais, IDSA
Beautility by Tucker Viemeister, FIDSA
Design DNA: Beauty is the Signal of the Good, an Interview with Janine Benyus by Scott Henderson, IDSA
Design Defined by Dipali Aphale, IDSA
A Final Thought by Hector Silva, IDSA
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