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Creativity and the challenges of developing Medtech products: Practical tools to help innovators develop their ideas

Expert in Residence Workshop
When Jun 29, 2017
from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where IEB, Dept. of Engineering Science
Contact Name
Contact Phone 01865 617706
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Oxford University’s product design ‘Expert in Residence’ Patrick Hall is a consultant with long experience of developing clever innovations into commercial products. Applying the experience he has gained at IDEO, P&G and now Maddison Product Design, he is presenting a workshop to help innovators to develop their ideas.

 This day-long event will, in the morning, focus on creativity methods which can be applied both to groups and individuals. The afternoon session will focus on usability, dealing with technical risk and the pitfalls of managing hi-tech projects.

 Proposed Agenda

9:00-9:30           Registration & Introductions (including refreshments)

9:30-11:00          Part 1a: Basics, Warm-ups, Methods

11:00-11.15        Break

11:15-12.30        Part 1b: Evaluation, Facilitation, Planning

12.30-13.30        Lunch

13.30-15:00        Part 2a: Usability

15:00-1515         Break

15.15-17:00        Part 2b: Project Planning and Technical Risk

Speaker

Patrick joined Maddison in 2010, and has a mixed role covering business development, project management and technical consulting.  He has 20 years’ experience in product development as a design engineer and project manager working in companies including IDEO and P&G.  He has worked in a broad range of industries including medical devices, life sciences, FMCG, business electronics and industrial products. 

Patrick has a deep understanding of how products are transformed from ideas into reality and how to limit technical risks.  He acts as a panel member on University innovation clinics and often speaks at conferences and exhibitions on subjects such as optimising development strategies and user focused design.  He is actively involved in many projects including point-of-care diagnostics, medical imaging and wearable sensors. 

 

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