A day before the IDSA Medical Design Conference in Boston, join in-situ workshops at Boston Children's Hospital and dive deep with experts in medical design. Separate registration is open now for the two, pre-conference workshops on March 28:
8am–12pm Contextual Inquiry in the Clinical Environment
Sean Hägen, IDSA, HFES, BlackHägen Design
Join a comprehensive, overview course on how to plan, execute and analyze contextual inquiry (CI) methodology in the clinical environment. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) have recognized the inherent value of CI as an integral part of developing medical devices, so this methodology is a key component during the generative concept phase and feasibility phase of a product. Beyond the overview of the process presented in a classroom, participants will be able to apply their techniques in a high fidelity simulated operating room where actors are performing a surgery. The class will divide into groups to take turns applying newly learned skills in the OR, then debrief on what they observed. The surrogate clinicians are scripted to portray certain use errors so learners should have discovered patterns of behavior analogous to a real-life site visit in a hospital.