User experience owes its status as a mainstream field to an explosion of digital technology. Many UX professionals spend their time exclusively on design for screens, become fluent in UI conventions, and think about their methods through that rectangular lens.
So what happens when you need to create a thing? Industrial design adds another literal dimension to being user-centered. How do you even start to translate user needs into a physical object? What does prototyping look like? What else does a designer have to think about?
In this online discussion, Matt Goulet and Mary Donnelly will discuss the partnership of industrial design and user experience in the creation of medical devices. They’ll talk about some common principles that drive what they do, the unique considerations for the research and design of physical products, and how the two roles can work together effectively.
P.S.: We’re aware of the irony of communicating through a digital interface in order to encourage the discussion of UX outside its confines, but we think it can foster some interesting conversations.
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Registration is Open!