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IDEMC4: Design for Healthcare

Wednesday 14 09.00 until 15 June 2017 17.30
subscription deadline: 5 June 2017

Designing products and services for healthcare

Richard Goossens, Professor Physical Ergonomics, IDE, TU Delft 
Armagan Albayrak, Assistant Professor Design for Healthcare, IDE, TU Delft

More and more healthcare organisations are discovering the added value of design to address the many challenges they face. When designing for this complex domain, designers need to master the use of dedicated tools and techniques in order to fully grasp the needs and requirements of the stakeholders: patients, medical professionals, policy makers, and insurance companies.


In this Master Class on Design for Healthcare, you get acquainted with the latest developments in healthcare design. You learn about and work on topics like patient profiling, patient experience journeys, and user involvement in your medical design process. Recent research projects and industry partnerships are presented.

The healthcare research programme of Industrial Design Engineering is closely connected to the master specialisation Medisign.

Learning objectives

During this Master Class, you will:



Programme Day 1

9.00 - 9.30 Registration

9.30 - 13.00 Design driven innovations in Healthcare

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 17.30 Design for user experience in Healthcare: patient experience journeys, care logistics and patient profiling

Programme Day 2

9.30 - 13.00 Capita Selecta: presentations of IDE alumni in Healthcare

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch

14.00 - 17.00 Tools and techniques for user involvement in medical design

17.00 - 17.30 Wrap-up

Practical information

Handouts of all lectures will be provided with space for personal notes.

How to prepare? 
This masterclass requires no specific preparation, but we invite you to prepare one or two slides to introduce yourself to the group.

After the course Two months after the course, a pre-set consultation timeslot will be offered to all participants to share experiences and ask questions to the IDE Master Class. The format and the timing will be discussed with the participants during the IDE Master Class.

Richard Goossens is full Professor of Physical Ergonomics at IDE, TU Delft. He is coordinator of the Healthcare research programme at IDE and member of the board of the Delft Health Initiative.

ArmańĚan Albayrak¬†is Assistant Professor Design for Healthcare¬†at IDE, TU Delft.¬†Her responsibilities include both research and teaching in the field of design for healthcare, integrated product design, ergonomics, biomechanics and user research.

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