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Design: Chicago Panelists To Discuss Innovation in Healthcare and Design

Designers, editors, and managers from companies such as GE Healthcare, HermanMiller, and Fast Company magazine will gather to discuss healthcare innovation on April 14 at Design: Chicago, an annual design seminar hosted by Northwestern University’s Segal Design Institute and the Master of Product Design and Development Management program.

The event, which will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the McCormick Tribune Auditorium, James L. Allen Center, 2169 Campus Drive, on Northwestern's Evanston campus, will include a discussion on innovations in healthcare and design by:
- Robert T. Schwartz, general manager, global design, GE Healthcare
- Sumant Ramachandra, senior vice president R&D and medical affairs, chief scientific officer, Hospira
- Linda Tischler, editor, Fast Company
- Gretchen Gscheidle, director, insight and exploration, HermanMiller
- Lorna Ross, design manager, Center for Innovation, Mayo Clinic

The panel will be moderated by Walter Herbst, director of the Master of Product Development program. The popular seminar is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register on the Design: Chicago website.

The interdisciplinary Segal Design Institute fosters curricular development and research in design across all schools at Northwestern and is dedicated to the study of human-centered design, in context. The institute was established in 2007 with a gift from Gordon and Carole Segal, co-founders of Crate & Barrel.

The Master of Product Design and Development Management program is a two-year, part-time program targeted at working professionals. It combines business and professional engineering courses devoted to product design and development, and class themes include the management of creativity and design, design strategy, customer-focused innovation, and financial issues.