Did we forget to mention the GE Health Care Optima Mobile X-Ray machine?
The Design Academy enjoyed the challenge of translating GEHC’s design values into real applications. Ever interested in taking the next step in a company’s design initiative, we excel at evolving concept into creation. We had the perfect opportunity when GEHC approached us with the Optima Mobile X-ray project.
Designed by Jon Polhamus, this top-selling Mobile X-ray and the FlashPad were created for the ease and versatility of the human experience. By recognizing an opportunity to further humanize the interaction between x-ray machine and- say, a little girl in ICU- GEHC and TDA created a distinctive addition to the healing ability of healthcare.
We developed three images that would subtly convey a human reflection within the nature of transparency. Using our Power of Collective Thought ™ Methodology, we partnered with our strategic partner Mierello Graphico to print an image that would humanize the experience as well as be durable enough to sustain bumping along a crowded hallway hundreds of times a week. Our most popular seller, the frog x-ray is pictured here, integrating the intuitive with the hands-on for a happy ending to our tale … unless, of course, there should be a sequel?
Scott Clear attended the SAMPE 2011 Conference in Long Beach.
The SAMPE 2011 Conference features a four-day technical program on the State of the Industry: Advanced Materials, Applications, and Processing Technology.
The 54 technical sessions and 6 panel sessions throughout the week will cover: nano materials and technology, design & analysis of advanced materials, simulation based design optimization, bonding and adhesive technology, civil infra- structure applications, out-of-autoclave processing, carbon and advanced fiber materials & technology, the use of advanced materials in renewable and green applications, recycling technology, composites durability and fatigue-fracture research, thermoplastics, tooling for composites, polymer & matrix materials and process advances, compositesmanufacturing & process technology, sandwich & foam core advances, and space applications.
The Design Academy developed small appliance concepts which showcased the benefits of Eastman’s innovative new Tritan™ material. Concepts were exhibited at the International Houseware Show in Chicago.
Chuck is an integral partner with Eastman’s Innovation Lab, especially connecting Eastman with the automotive community.
Watch the video: “Eastman: Connecting cars and consumers”
Read the article: “Eastman’s appliance Concepts” seen in Appliance Design magazine
Visit the Eastman Innovation Lab Website and read about The Design Academy’s role.