Lotte Cornelisse

I graduated from the Integrated Product Design master’s with the Medisign specialisation. My graduation assignment was carried out for the Reinier de Graaf Hospital in Delft. During this period I developed a surgical device to provide better accessibility in the hip joint during the procedure of hip arthroscopy. During the master’s programme I followed an internship at MEDD, a design agency that focuses on healthcare. After my graduation, I started working as a user-centred designer at MEDD. By using the user-centred approach I was involved in product development as well as in research projects and process analysis. This job gave me the opportunity to put my knowledge into practice. For a few months now, I have been working at Vilans. Vilans is a centre of expertise for long-term care. As a junior employee, I work in the department of Innovation and Research. In this job my focus is on eHealth projects. I am involved in research into the application of new technologies for longterm care – for example the use of domotics. Having a background in industrial design is a great advantage in this job and gives me the feeling that I really can apply what I learned at TU Delft. Using the Design Thinking approach gives me a head start as a junior employee in this professional environment. My ambition is to combine state-of-the-art technology for human care by using the user-centred design approach. In my first year after graduation, I was able to put into practice what I learned at TU Delft and continue my development in Medisign. A really satisfying experience!