Featuring Kristen Thompson
College of Human Ecology / Design & Environmental Analysis at Cornell University.

Connection Between the Functionality and Success of Design: New Innovative Products
Kristen is interested in healthcare design, because each step of the process has a direct impact on the functionality and success of the design.  The strategy phase allows the designer to further their knowledge of the functional requirements, processes, and goals of each space within a project.  In addition, FF&E selection has become vital because it can reduce the spread of infection and impact user outcomes.  She believes that the future of healthcare design is going to be changed by constant innovation of new processes and materials, and believes it is up to designers to foster this change!

Photograph 8: Thompson’s interior design project evaluating functionality and usability

Photograph 8: Thompson’s interior design project evaluating functionality and usability

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AuthorLauren Erickson