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Interview Questions & ResponsesLink to the Industrial Design students' questionnaires for the patients and doctors:
Interview conducted with Industrial Design graduate student and faculty assigned to the project.
Interview Questions1. What’s the current status of the project? Is the current prototype the final design?
- The current prototype is not the final design. There are 5 specific problems that the project is currently facing.
2. What problems with the current prototype are priorities?
- Base (main focus)
- What is the most stable base configuration to prevent tipping
- Most optimized base shape and size
- Able to fit under bed without hitting anything
- Able to easily clean base and notice any biohazardous chemicals
- Tabletop (secondary focus)
- Eliminate gap between swiveling table, or level out/overlap the 2 tabletops
3. What aspects of the current design need to be kept, and what can be changed?
- Can change tabletop size, but not the shape
- Can change structures beneath the tabletop such as the base and height adjustment mechanism
4. Who are the key stakeholders/audiences/consumers?
- Full mobility patients who will operate tabletop for
- Consider patients with unique body dimensions
- Nurses & doctors who will operate entire structure for medical purposes
5. What’s the current scope?
- To be used for general hospital use
6. What’s the current Intellectual Property status?
7. Have you identified any risk and contingency planning?
- No timeline risk or hard deadlines
8. Any standards and safety factors that need to be considered?
- Easy to clean
Interview NotesThe following are previous interviews conducted by the MSD team and the Industrial Design team.
Art NorthThe patient's perspective is a paraplegic with the following concerns:
- His IV can restrict table movement/ get in the way of moving the table
- TV remote is often placed on the table, as well as other personal items
- He believes it is important to be able to adjust the table from lying down