Pitt | Swanson Engineering
BIOENG 2150 : Medical Product Ideation (Fall)

Medical Product Ideation


Instructor: Hirschman
Credits: 3

Term(s) Offered: Fall: Yes Spring: No Summer: No

Description:
A didactic class that explores the principles and use of “ethnography” as a tool to observe and document clinical activity in order to draft a clear statement of a clinical problem in need of solution and methods for concept generation to identify potential solutions.

Prerequisites:
Instructor permission.

Objectives:
Students will be able to describe and use ethnographical techniques in identifying workplace problems and be able to describe and use concept generation methods to develop potential solutions.

Topics Covered:
Ethnography in the workplace
Group brainstorming
Brain-writing
Affinitization
Morphological analysis
Basic human factors design

Other Information:All registered students must provide a certificate from the Associate Dean's Office compliance with Clinical Site Student Certification requirements (see link below).

Additional Link: https://www.engineering.pitt.edu/Departments/Bioengineering/_Content/Programs/Undergraduate/BioE-UG-Guidebook---Clinical-Site-Certification/