Yuta Moriwake joined the company in April 2011, and has been exclusively involved in the exterior design, usability design, and graphic design of medical devices.
What does your work involve?
My job is to give a shape to medical devices that are safe, secure, and easy to use. Although my job can be summed up in one word, “design,” my work actually entails various processes, which can be largely categorized into the following:
１．Product design: the design of exterior shapes, materials, and colors for medical devices
２．Usability design: the design of optimal control procedures and displays
３．Graphic design: the design of packaging, logos, and pamphlets.
Design has a role to play throughout the product development cycle, from upstream processes all the way to downstream processes, and this is something I really enjoy. Further, the design group doesn’t only work on projects that have already been planned for the market. We also work on the development projects, which create the future of medical devices. There is definitely something challenging in projects that contribute to society.
What is the most important thing to you in your work?
The most important thing for me is to firmly take on board the issues facing medical workers and patients and propose reliable designs with a sense of ownership. To do so, I perform Human Factor Study to listen to opinions of the users using prototypes and mock-ups to verify their designs. As a result, we have received numerous design awards from external bodies.