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GE Digital Pathology

design lead
carnegie mellon, 2008 

Pathology is the scientific study of disease through the examination of surgically removed organs, tissues, and bodily fluids.

The iconic tools of the trade are the microscope and the glass slide, so when GE approached us with the challenge of digitizing this practice, we knew it would be especially challenging, but also extremely rewarding.

The result was a dual-monitor setup with one screen as the new digital microscope and the second screen for supporting their workflow, case loads, and collaboration.

We conducted a rigorous set of contextual inquiry interviews with pathologists in context across the country. We facilitated participatory design sessions and co-created with them. We designed and iterated and tested our high-fidelity prototypes. We handed off everything including thorough documentation and GE built it.

This project was a part of my masters program in human-computer interaction at Carnegie Mellon. I participated and co-led research, strategy, design, and the client engagement.

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