Stuart Karten (President, Karten Design)
Eric Olson (Director of Design, Karten Design)
Liza Bernstein (Patient Advocate)
Heather Aspell (Patient Advocate)
Nicole Estanol (Patient Advocate)
Megan Farrell (Patient Advocate)
Alexis Roberts Keiner (Patient Advocate)
Date: Thursday, February 7
Time: 8:30am - 12:00pm
MD&M West: New Technology & Next-Gen Design
Vault Recording: TBD
Experience a practical immersion into how new technologies can be applied with velocity for real people in hours, not weeks. This half-day workshop will introduce you to actual patients and new technologies to demonstrate how empathy and co-creation can occur even within compressed schedules.
Designers and engineers are fortunate to be able to implement technology as a tool to improve people’s lives and grow businesses. Successes and failures in medtech have repeatedly shown that keeping the needs of multiple stakeholders in focus leads to better results. But technology is emerging at such a rapid rate that it’s difficult to ensure that new features will fit seamlessly with users’ lives and truly gain acceptance. Karten Design now uses creative tools and processes in accelerated ways that allow hardware and software teams to rapidly gain understanding of user needs, make connections between opportunities and technologies, and validate new ideas.