User-Centered Design in Drug and Medical Device Development

Charles H. Paul Instructor:
Charles H. Paul
Friday, June 21, 2024
10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT
90 Minutes
Webinar ID: 502118

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This 90-minute webinar offers a comprehensive exploration of the fundamental principles and practical applications of user-centered design (UCD) within the realm of pharmaceuticals and medical device development.

Participants will embark on a journey through the key tenets of UCD, gaining a profound understanding of how this approach transforms the design process by placing the needs and experiences of end-users at the forefront. The webinar delves into the nuanced application of UCD in drug development, examining considerations such as dosage form, packaging, and administration methods, ensuring that pharmaceutical interventions align seamlessly with patient preferences and adherence requirements.

Furthermore, the session illuminates the impact of UCD on medical device design, offering insights into the optimization of user interfaces and ergonomics for enhanced usability and safety. Through real-world case studies and discussions on regulatory considerations, participants will glean practical strategies for implementing UCD effectively, fostering innovation and improving patient outcomes in the dynamic landscape of healthcare solutions.

In this interactive session, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in discussions on the challenges associated with implementing UCD in healthcare solutions and explore strategic solutions to overcome obstacles. The webinar also provides valuable insights into regulatory aspects related to UCD, ensuring that participants leave with a well-rounded understanding of how to balance user-centered approaches with compliance requirements.

As the session concludes, a forward-looking exploration of emerging trends and innovations in UCD for healthcare solutions will inspire participants to consider the evolving landscape of technology and its potential impact on future design practices. This webinar promises to equip professionals involved in pharmaceuticals and medical device development with the knowledge and tools to integrate UCD effectively, ultimately contributing to the creation of more patient-centric and impactful healthcare solutions.

Why you should Attend: Participants should engage in this training to gain a transformative understanding of how user-centered design (UCD) can revolutionize the landscape of drugs and medical device development. By delving into the intricacies of UCD principles and their practical application, attendees will acquire the skills to tailor pharmaceutical interventions and medical technologies to meet the diverse needs and preferences of end-users.

This training provides a unique opportunity to explore real-world case studies, unlocking insights into successful UCD implementations that have positively impacted patient outcomes. With a focus on both drug development considerations and medical device design optimization, participants will be equipped to navigate the complexities of healthcare solutions, fostering innovation and adherence to regulatory standards.

By the end of the session, attendees will emerge with a holistic perspective on how UCD can elevate their professional contributions, ensuring that the products they design are not only effective and safe but also genuinely user-friendly, ultimately improving the quality of care in the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Introduction (10 minutes )
    • Brief overview of how UCD positively impacts drugs and medical device development
    • Outline of the webinar agenda and key learning objectives
  • Fundamentals of User-Centered Design (15 minutes)
    • Definition and principles of user-centered design
    • The relevance of UCD in healthcare for drugs and medical devices
    • Case studies illustrating successful UCD applications in healthcare solutions
  • Applying UCD to Drug Development (25 minutes)
    • Considerations for dosage form, packaging, and administration methods
    • Tailoring drug design to meet patient needs and preferences
    • Real-world examples showcasing UCD in pharmaceutical development
  • UCD in Medical Device Design (25 minutes)
    • Integrating UCD principles into medical device development
    • Optimizing user interfaces and ergonomics for medical devices
    • Case studies demonstrating the impact of UCD on medical device usability
  • Challenges and Solutions (10 minutes)
    • Discussion on common challenges in implementing UCD in healthcare solutions
    • Strategies for overcoming obstacles and integrating UCD effectively
    • Q&A session for participant engagement
  • Regulatory Considerations (5 minutes)
    • Overview of regulatory aspects related to UCD in drugs and medical devices
    • Guidance on meeting regulatory requirements while prioritizing user-centered approaches
  • Future Trends and Innovations (5 minutes)
    • Brief exploration of emerging trends and innovations in UCD for healthcare solutions
    • Consideration of evolving technologies and their impact on user-centered approaches

Who Will Benefit:
  • Research and Development Teams
  • Pharmaceutical Engineers and Scientists
  • Medical Device Design and Engineering Teams
  • Regulatory Affairs Professionals
  • Quality Assurance Teams
  • Healthcare Professionals (Clinicians)
  • Product Management and Marketing Teams
  • Clinical Trial and Patient Engagement Teams
  • Human Resources
  • Executives and Decision-Makers

Speaker Profile
Charles H. Paul is the President of C. H. Paul Consulting, Inc. - a regulatory, manufacturing, training, and technical documentation consulting firm - celebrating its twentieth year in business in 2017. He has been a regulatory and management consultant and an Instructional Technologist for 30 years and has published numerous white papers on various regulatory and training subjects. The firm works with both domestic and international clients designing solutions for complex training and documentation issues.

He has held senior positions in consulting and in corporate training development prior to forming C. H. Paul Consulting, Inc. He also worked for several years in government contracting managing the development of significant Army-wide training development contracts impacting virtually all of the active Army and changing the training paradigm throughout the military.

He has dedicated his entire professional career explaining the benefits of performance-based training

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