Karen Radewald

Karen Radewald
Visual Designer
Karten Design

As a visual designer at Karten Design, Karen Radewald specializes in developing research visualization tools to interpret, organize and display qualitative and quantitative information. She works closely with researchers and designers to visually communicate research data, concepts, systems and processes to a wide variety of audiences, including internal teams, clients and the public at large.

Informed by an understanding of stakeholder needs and challenges, Radewald provides compelling visual deliverables that help multi-disciplinary teams decipher complex user experiences, identify market trends and opportunities and act on research in a meaningful way.


Beyond Data Visualization: Using Visual Tools to Drive Usability

Karen Radewald, visual designer at Karten Design, will present the power of visualization to drive usability in medical design. Citing real world examples, Radewald will explain how visual tools—beyond “traditional” data visualization—can allow innovators to understand and interpret complex processes and experiences, while giving them a deeper understanding of the ecosystem of healthcare players, and ultimately empowering them to create more meaningful, usable products.

Radewald will share strategies for visualizing design research in a way that makes it actionable for multiple stakeholders in the medical device design process. Her discussion will cover:

  • the benefit of analyzing and presenting design research visually;
  • examples of actionable visual tools that go beyond data visualization;
  • using visuals to define and understand the medical design user/patient ecosystem;
  • strategies for extending the longevity of design research;
  • and opportunities for medical design developers to leverage visualization to inform meaningful innovation.