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Focus on Health Care

Free design seminar April 14 will look at innovations in health care and design

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April 6, 2011 | by Megan Fellman

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Designers, editors and managers from companies including GE Healthcare, Herman Miller and Fast Company magazine will gather to discuss new innovations in health care and design Thursday, April 14, at Northwestern University.

The annual design seminar “Design:Chicago” will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the McCormick Tribune Auditorium, James L. Allen Center, 2169 Campus Drive, on the Evanston campus.

The popular event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

The panel will feature Robert T. Schwartz, general manager, global design, GE Healthcare; Sumant Ramachandra, senior vice president R&D and medical affairs, chief scientific officer, Hospira
; Linda Tischler, editor, Fast Company
; Gretchen Gscheidle, director, insight and exploration, Herman Miller; and Lorna Ross, design manager, Center for Innovation, Mayo Clinic

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Walter Herbst, director of Northwestern’s Master of Product Design and Development program, will moderate.

Design:Chicago is sponsored by the Segal Design Institute and the Master of Product Design and Development program, both based at Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Kellogg School of Management.

The interdisciplinary Segal Design Institute fosters curricular development and research in design across all schools at Northwestern and is dedicated to the study of human-centered design, in context. The Master of Product Design and Development program is a two-year, part-time program targeted at working professionals.

More information, including speaker bios, is available here.