November 14, 2014

Keith Karn and Bill Horan Talk IxD at IDSA Medical

Earlier this month Bresslergroup joined product development and usability experts discussing medical device design at the inaugural IDSA Medical Design Conference in Tampa, Florida.

Keith S. Karn, Director of User Research and Human Factors, and Bill Horan, Creative Director, Interaction Design, led participants through two Interaction Design workshops that were part of the conference’s case study track tackling the problem of infection control across a hospital.

Their hands-on workshops exposed an audience composed largely of industrial designers to the possibilities of developing physical and digital interactions in parallel. The outcome — a low-fidelity digital prototype for a smart “sterility badge” that alerts healthcare professionals who have breached sterile zone boundaries — formed the basis for subsequent workshops on instructions for use (IFU) development and usability testing.