Design of Products in Healthcare

In short

Course code ID 5701
Education period 4
Coordinator Dr. ir. M. Melles
3 ECTS

Education

Lectures on Monday (10:45-12:45) and excursions to hospital departments

Requirements to pass
A report and presentation of the final design

Information

In small groups, you will develop a design for a specific problem in a hospital department. By observations made on this department, you will obtain an understanding of the working environment and the design problem. Later on in the course, you will discuss and evaluate the design ideas with the users of your design.

Examples of departments are intensive care unit, surgical ward or traumatology. Last year's assignment is: how can design contribute to multidisciplinary medical team sessions in paediatric oncology? For this, the students visit these sessions multiple times to do an analysis and a few user studies. The involved medical specialists will give feedback on the findings and concepts.

Medical timeline

Medical timeline for EPIC (Jeroen van de Ruit and Paulien Verlaan)

An extension for the software used by medical professionals in hospitals, with which they can easily keep track of their patients using a visual timeline. The timeline could also be used during multidisciplinairy consultations, to help professionals from various specializations communicate with each other.