https://eventregistration.northeastern.edu/event/5cae7f2f-08d0-45dc-9527-5704d88ca096/summary?RefId=BHS Northeastern University Center for Design
180 Ryder Hall 360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Classes, Innovation, Social Good, University
Learning from the sequential, strategic designs of magic performance props to innovate safer, less wasteful medical devices. Join us as part of Design Research Week!
Design ideas can come from the most unlikely of sources… MAGIC! This day-long hackathon seeks to find design solutions to create safer, less wasteful medical devices including central line kits (used to insert venous catheters to administer medications, measure pressures within the body and to draw blood and labs) by drawing inspiration from the design of props used in magic performances. While at first blush it seems an unusual combination, those in attendance will start to instantly see the correlations between the object design strategies used in magic to design the seemingly impossible and how those can be utilized in design exercises to inspire safer, more patient-centered medical devices.
Participants of all disciplines are encouraged to attend and will receive an introduction to magic prop design (as well as a workshop on a basic magic trick/effect) as well as background information on medical device design. They will form teams to design from the perspective of different users and practitioners. In-person attendees will have hands-on design experience and those engaging virtually will participate in ideation and remote design. The event concludes with each team presenting their ideas and judging from a panel of experts with prizes awarded in several categories.
This event is co-hosted by the Northeastern Center for Design, the Bouve College of Nursing, and the Magic and Medicine Lab to bridge communities and foster truly cross-disciplinary collaborations.