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Bridging Design Gaps – Comparing Engineering and Physician Approaches to Problem-Solving: TEST

So here we are!  Step 4 at last—TEST!  Things may go a little haywire from here, but we’ll find a way to bring everything back in line by the end… In our recent article series, The Lonely Surgeon has been examining the age-old question of why engineers and physicians sometimes fail to produce useful medical … Continue reading Bridging Design Gaps – Comparing Engineering and Physician Approaches to Problem-Solving: TEST

Bridging Design Gaps – Comparing Engineering and Physician Approaches to Problem-Solving: THINK & CHOOSE

Welcome back!  Today, we are going to continue our ongoing discussion here at The Lonely Surgeon that has been going on for a few installments now.  It’s a big topic, so it takes awhile!  To recap, we have been examining how engineers and physicians approach problem-solving to see why disconnects happen so often in the … Continue reading Bridging Design Gaps – Comparing Engineering and Physician Approaches to Problem-Solving: THINK & CHOOSE

Bridging Design Gaps – Identifying Problems and Possible Solutions

So in the past few posts, we’ve laid a little groundwork for our next discussion.  Going back to our original question, why do engineers and physicians struggle to collaborate sometimes when developing medical technology?  There are many amazing exceptions to this generalization, but I’m sure we can all think of instances where design engineers and … Continue reading Bridging Design Gaps – Identifying Problems and Possible Solutions

Bridging Design Gaps – Defining The Framework

In my last post, I discussed my questionably-great revelation about how engineers and physicians both seem to have similar frameworks for problem-solving.  I described my internet search for different problem-solving models and my subsequent inability to tell them apart when I failed to label them as “engineering” solutions versus “medical” solutions—a lucky misstep, as it … Continue reading Bridging Design Gaps – Defining The Framework

Bridging Design Gaps – Engineers vs Physicians

I have been working in the “middle space” for much of my career.  I began as an engineer who wanted to design better research tools for physicians.  It didn’t take me long to realize that I had no clue what physicians really wanted or needed.  Without having any hospital or clinical experience, my design ideas … Continue reading Bridging Design Gaps – Engineers vs Physicians