DS 48: Proceedings DESIGN 2008, the 10th International Design Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Year: 2008
Editor: Marjanovic D., Storga M., Pavkovic N., Bojcetic N.
Author: Langeveld, L. H.
Section: User-centred design
Page(s): 449 - 456


Medical aspects required a new approach because the designer and medical specialist must be on the same level of understanding about the medical information for the project. The design task is first done by a project team for Advanced Product Project which resulted in a functional prototype. In a graduation project the functional prototype is designed as far as a working prototype. In the beginning of the process the graduate student researching the medical information to evaluate the requirements and wishes for the new product design. By observation research he discovers also many unspoken wishes. In the conceptual phase the focus lays on ergonomics, user interface and perfection of parts.

Keywords: product design, methods, design with X, medical information


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