Stuart Karten Brings Design-Centric Expertise to Amgen Innovation Summit

September 26, 2017

Karten Design is excited to announce that Stuart Karten was selected to participate in an expert panel for healthcare technology and innovation for Amgen’s Innovation Summit, a two-day summit which gathers the brightest minds in tech, design, and healthcare to map out the future of digital health.

Karten Design Reenvisions the Bathroom: Health Hub of the Future

September 25, 2017

Eric Olson, K:D’s Director of Design, recently spoke at the USC Center for Body Computing 11th Annual Body Computing Conference where he discussed how the bathroom is poised to become the epicenter of the health hub of the future. Eric showed off concepts that highlighted this new era of connectivity in the bathroom and discussed how this connected responsive environment will help us live more fulfilling lives.

Nick Desai of Heal: Making Healthcare Convenient

September 19, 2017

For our latest Conversations event, we welcomed Heal’s Co-Founder Nick Desai, who shared the inside story about the needs that Heal is responding to and how the company is changing how people access healthcare.

Environments We’re Studying: Hospitals

August 30, 2017

Hospitals. To some the word strikes fear, but at Karten Design we see opportunity. From ORs and ICUs to supply rooms and laboratories, our team of unbiased design researchers, engineers, and designers have spent years working first-hand in numerous hospitals across the country and world to advance the standard of care and improve everyday experiences for patients.

Hmbldt: Health, Wellness and Cannabis

July 28, 2017

Derek McCarty, Hmbldt’s Head of Marketing, joined us for our latest Conversations to share how Hmbldt is changing the perceptions of cannabis, to explain the healthy discussions his company is generating, and how Design plays a critical role in creating an accessible brand.

Karten Design Partner Axonics Modulation Technologies Announces $20.5 Million Second Close of Series C Financing

July 11, 2017

Karten Design partner Axonics Modulation Technologies recently completed a $20.5 million second closing of its Series C financing. With this financing, Axonics will conduct a crucial clinical study in Overactive Bladder patients to gain U.S. FDA approval. In addition, the funding will assist the company in preparation to access untapped markets throughout the world.

Product Strategy: How to Make Your Ideas Viable

June 27, 2017

From our 30+ years of experience in working with startups, we’ve found that inserting design as early as possible in the startup process is the differentiating factor in early acquisition. Design is the keystone of any startup, enticing both customers and investors by producing a well-packaged product that truly resonates with its end users. Learn why design is key for success in the highly volatile startup world.

Hearables Are Making Their Way into the Medical Device World

June 8, 2017

Hearables are one of the fastest growing sectors in technology. It is only a matter of time before these hearable, voice-controlled devices will give way to more pervasive listening within our public and very private worlds. In a recent MD+DI article, Stuart Karten weighed in on the question when these hearable elements would be incorporated in medical devices.

Unpacking the Ecosystem of Health Care Consumers

May 26, 2017

Eunji Park, Karten Design’s Lead Design Strategist, recently presented an IDSA webinar where she explored the dynamics to understanding the increasingly-empowered health consumer. In addition, Eunji identified new opportunities for innovation through deep user insights, uncovered macro and micro contexts that influence user behaviors and needs, and defined the user experience journey and its ecosystem.

K:D Envisions the Future of the Health Care Consumer Experience at FC/LA 2017

May 24, 2017

Karten Design recently had the pleasure to host and present an expert session on the future of the health care consumer experience as part of Fast Company’s FC/LA 2017 conference. FC/LA is an unconventional creative conference consisting of two days filled with networking opportunities and tour stops at Los Angeles’ most innovative companies.

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