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Curious Directions for Product Designers: How Technology is Affecting Medical Design Practice

Curious Directions for Product Designers: How Technology is Affecting Medical Design Practice

Year: 2014

Section: Case Studies

Editor: Erik Bohemia, Arthur Eger, Wouter Eggink, Ahmed Kovacevic, Brian Parkinson, Wessel Wits

Author: Jennifer Loy

Series: E&PDE

Institution: Griffith University, Australia

Section: Case Studies

Pages: 276-281

ISBN: 978-1-904670-56-8

Abstract

Medical product design practice has changed over the last five years as advances in technology, both digital and practical, have opened up new opportunities to address patient needs in innovative ways. This paper identifies examples of new practice, considers how the role of the medical product designer has responded to the web of advanced technologies impacting communication and production, and suggests directions for product design education to build collaboration and project work to provide students with the transdisciplinary understanding, skills and knowledge they need to meet these specialised industry demands

Keywords: 3D printing, software, medical, health

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ds conferenceE&PDE 2014 16th International conference on Engineering and Product Design

E&PDE 2014 16th International conference on Engineering and Product DesignThe 16th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education will be hosted by the Faculty of Engineering Technology of the University of Twente in Enschede, the Netherlands. The conference is organised in partnership with the Design Education Special Interest Group (DESIG) of the Design Society, and the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED). The conference brings together representatives from education, design practice, industry and government agencies that have an interest...

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