The R&D team is composed of three product designers, two engineers and one engineer technician. Most of the time, each project is give to a team of two, one designer and one engineer.yo wrote:hi there. Just curious, are there any other designers at the company?
Medesigner wrote:Congrats on your job! The medical sector is very cool to design for. A good designer with a heavy focus on usability can really help people and potentially save lives.
What kind of things will you be designing?
In the medical sector standards play a big part. There are a lot of guidelines in place to help you and make sure the design is safe. Basically a whole library of do's and don'ts
Looking at the medical device directive (europe) gives a good insight into this:
http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-marke ... l-devices/
As you can see some are super specific. Such as those for very specific devices. Where things such as frequency and harmonies of beeps of alarms and icons to use are defined. There are also standards on usability (EN 60601-1-6:2010) which has gotten much stricter the last few year. Good news for an industrial designer!
My examples are for europe, but in the US it isn't much different.
I also like looking at medgadget, you can see many new products and developments on there.
Really understanding your stakeholders and who actually makes the decisions for the products is extremely important. Is it the surgeon? or the patient, or maybe the purchaser in the hospital?
iab wrote:Depends on which devices you do. Diagnostics are not the same as the surgical suite which in turn is not the same as the equipment on the medsurg floors, which in turn is not the same as radiology, and so on and so on.
Wait until you actually get a project to provide the direction you will need to narrow down the hundreds of potential sites.
I also don't know if you will strictly be on the front end conceptualization or on the back end documentation, or both. Do you need to worry about credentialing so you can walk through the door to observe users or do you need to worry about the quality system.
I've been doing this for 20 years and still don't know much when compared to what's out there.
Samuel_Desprez wrote:The R&D team is composed of three product designers, two engineers and one engineer technician. Most of the time, each project is give to a team of two, one designer and one engineer.yo wrote:hi there. Just curious, are there any other designers at the company?
It is amazing to me a simple piston syringe, with or without a needle requires a 510K. And if you are a unit dose device, an NDA will be required. All pertinent information on submissions will be on fda.gov.Samuel_Desprez wrote: The company specializes in drug delivery injection product.
For what I know, I need to worry about mostly everything (haha..). We do product strategy, on field observation, front end conceptualization, prototyping (in-house and external manufacturer), quality test, documentations (FDA approval).
I think it's gonna be a very good formation for me.