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Lecture at SVA Products of Design

Visiting Lecture Series /  January, 2017
SVA, New York City
By Jeffrey Kapec

Jeff Kapec talks about TKDG's signature hands-on method and approach in medical device design. Enjoy the video and snapshots below!

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Visual Intelligence

ARTICLE / Posted: March, 2012
Innovation Magazine
By Jeffrey Kapec

Developing visual intelligence is essential for the designer and, perhaps, for other professionals, such as artists, surgeons, architects, engineers, astronomers, nurses, teachers and writers, whose work requires perceptual reasoning. Visual intelligence is a sophisticated tool. It is seeing and understanding the underlying organizational pattern - or lack of - in a given situation and envisioning what framework might be created to solve the problem.

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Rectangular Pack is a Good Fit for Allograft Tissue

ARTICLE / Posted: October, 2011
Packaging World Magazine
By Jim Butschli

Since its inception, the Edison, NJ-based Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) has made a positive difference in the lives of the recipients of the foundation’s donated human tissue forms that are implanted during orthopedic and spinal surgeries. Over 4.6 million tissue forms have been distributed from more than 84,000 tissue donors. The non-profit service organization, established in 1987 to meet a need for quality and consistent allograft supply, is a national consortium consisting of academic medical institutions, organ procurement organizations, and tissue recovery organizations. Demand for tissue for transplantation has been increasing annually and new novel tissue shapes have been developed to meet this demand. Maintaining the integrity of the tissues until the time of transplant is a critical need, so it’s understandable that MTF sought packaging to offer the type of protection the lyophilized tissue demands.

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Baby Boomers Driving New Era of Medical Device Chic

ARTICLE / Posted: June, 2009
Design Fax
By Jeffrey Kapec

For decades, Baby Boomers have been a driving force in industrial design. And as the generation born immediately after World War II moves into retirement, there’s no reason to believe they’ll stop driving the creative resources of designers. But their focus has shifted from products like the $200 high-end baby carriages popularized in the 1980s to more age-appropriate products, and this will have a major impact on the design of medical products.

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Designing for Doctors and Physically Impaired Reveal Common Ground

ARTICLE / Posted: March, 2009
Medical Design Magazine
By Jeffrey Kapec

Many might assume significant differences in industrial design methods for addressing human factors associated with handheld devices for surgeons versus a hand held shower spray for the physically impaired. They would be wrong.

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Scrubbing in for Good Design
Operating room observations are key to innovative design of implant & devices

ARTICLE / Posted: February, 2009
Medical Design Magazine
By Jeffrey Kapec

In designing medical products for orthopedic surgery, the most direct path from concept to finished product runs directly through the operating room. In fact, it runs through many operating rooms because designers can’t get the deep insights into the physical and interactive forces that impact how a device will be used with just one observation. That’s because every surgeon, scrub nurse, and operating room layout creates a unique environment with differing physical parameters and interpersonal dynamics.

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