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New intensive care device

Health care
2012 | 6 months
Dräger healthcare

Draeger Office Dräger Office in Lübeck

At Dräger, I worked on a new intensive care device. I did research in hospitals, collected requirements, created personas and wireframes. Furthermore, I constructed a knowledge platform to make the project more sustainable. Dräger selected me "Dräger Best Student" as the first student with a non-technical background in its history.


Taking a year to explore the field

After my first year in Berlin, I decided to take a time off to experience what it is like to work as an HMI expert. I started to work 6 months for Dräger, a huge German family company for health care and safety technology.

As part of the R&D department, I was responsible for the design of a new intensive care device. In this context, I did observations in various intensive care units. I extracted requirements, created personas and sketched wireframes, which are confidential unfortunately.

Facilitate onboarding and knowledge sharing

During my work I noticed that relevant project knowledge in the company was not accessible at all. People started anew every time, which was inefficient.

Other units adapted my work

To change this, I set up a knowledge platform for my project. I developed a system to sort knowledge. With HTML & CSS I built masks that made documentation easy and enriching. A documentation explained my approach to other employees. The system was soon adapted by other departments.

My work as a usability intern and the investment in a better project platform was noticed. Dräger selected me "Dräger Best Student" as the first student with a non-technical background in its history.