DeviceConnect: Changing Healthcare Delivery through Human-Centered Design

May 8, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Event Details

Life Science Washington and Product Creation Studio Present:
DeviceConnect Series

Network with and learn from innovators like you.

Join us on May 8th in Seattle!


 Changing Healthcare Delivery through Human-centered Design

The greatest challenges in healthcare are at the human level. While technology can complicate human-to-human relationships instead of improving them, following a human-centered approach gives organizations the power to create technology that will exponentially improve healthcare and patient outcomes. What does human-centered design mean to medical device companies, and how can device manufacturers integrate a human-centered approach into their development activities?



 4:00 PM – Registration & Networking

4:30 PM – Welcome & Panel Introductions

4:35 PM – Panel Discussion

5:15 PM – Audience Q&A

5:30 PM – Networking Reception

DeviceConnect Panelists

Beth Kolko Beth Kolko, PhD

Professor, Human Centered Design & Engineering

Beth Kolko is a Professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering who pivoted to Medtech Entrepreneurship several years ago. Her company, Shift Labs, was founded to make simple, human-centered devices that would contribute to health equity worldwide by making best-in-class products available for patient care everywhere.

Scott Thielman Scott Thielman

Chief Technology Officer, Product Creation Studio

Scott Thielman is CTO and co-founder of Product Creation Studio. With expertise leading the development of consumer, medical and industrial products, Scott has participated in all aspects of development for clients including Philips, Johnson & Johnson, and Lilly. He holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington and is a licensed professional engineer.

  Jamie RavitzMember, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Jamie represents manufacturers and distributors of products that are extensively regulated by the FDA, including medical devices (digital applications), drugs, biologics, food, cannabis, dietary supplements, and cosmetic products. He also counsels clients on all aspects of marketing those products, i.e. labeling, advertising, and internet promotion. A large part of his practice focuses on healthcare compliance matters facing regulated companies, such as broad-based fraud and abuse laws, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the False Claims Act, the Sunshine Act, patient privacy statutes, and equivalent state laws.

Jamie has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers for consecutive years and has been recognized by The Chambers as a leader in the field of Healthcare in Washington, DC. Jamie speaks and writes frequently on topics related to the life sciences industry. He earned his J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 1998 and received his B.A. from Brandeis University in 1993.

Moni Wolf Moni Wolf

Principal Design Director for Microsoft Healthcare

Moni is a Principal Design Director for Microsoft Healthcare. She combines her core strength in design with software development, medical science and engineering to deliver holistic product experiences. From 2011 to 2014, she led the design development of Microsoft’s XBOX and next-gen consumer devices. From 2009 to 2011, she was the Principal Creative Director for Microsoft’s Mobile Platform as user experience partner to international business partners. Prior to Microsoft, Moni was Motorola’s Design Director for Consumer Experience Design (CXD) Europe, based in Milan, Italy. Her early design career was informed by product, furniture, exhibit, and architectural design in the US and in Europe.



 While the Pacific Northwest is well-known as a hub of innovation and breakthrough technology, developing and commercializing successful medical devices can be daunting. Starting in November, Life Science Washington, in partnership with Product Creation Studio, is launching DeviceConnect a four-part event series. At each event, you’ll gain insight into emerging philosophies and trends. You’ll have the chance to network with your industry peers and meet potential collaborators. The series will feature medical device experts that will share their experiences bringing a medical device to market. You’ll learn about potential pitfalls and best practices that impact the commercialization of innovative medical devices. Whether your organization is a nimble startup or an enterprise looking to inspire and improve your product development processes, you’re sure to gain value from The DeviceConnect Series.


This series is designed for anyone involved in driving innovation success at device companies including: executive management (C-suite); VP’s and Directors of R&D, Engineering and Product; Product Managers and Program Managers.


$15 Members 

$25 Non-Members 



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