Healthcare Furniture New Product Design & Research

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Problem Statement

A leading furniture manufacturer collaborated with DISHER to help develop an innovative product line to enhance provider-to-patient communication, support technology, and adapt to a variety of medical settings.

Research and Methodology

DISHER researchers analyzed industry trends and UX data through user surveys, exam room visits, interviews, and online research. The top criteria were categorized and analyzed, product requirements were validated, and new opportunities identified.

Benchmarking research for new healthcare furniture design

Ideate & Design

DISHER hosted many rounds of Whiteboard Workshop events with the customer to brainstorm, sketch, and design possibilities. The ergonomic, communication, space, and adaptive requirements were concepted. User feedback on the concepts was gathered and analyzed.

Heath Care Table concept image

Build & Verify

DISHER developed works-like and looks-like prototypes for the mobile tables and docking solutions. The prototypes used true-to-process parts and height-adjustable actuators from customer suppliers. DISHER assessed manufacturing feasibility and cost targets.

Prototyped Tables lined up in front of benchmarking boards
Prototype of Healthcare furniture

Reactions & Final Product

The product was initially showcased at NeoCon. It won the Nightingale Gold Award in the Furniture: Clinician Support category at the 2017 Healthcare Design Conference.

Healthcare Furniture

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