This is part of an ongoing series highlighting MMM summer internship experiences.
I have always been passionate about health and wellness, and I’ve recently become interested in using design thinking to create patient-centered solutions that improve health outcomes and access to care.
As a result, I was super excited for the opportunity to work on a global new product development project at Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices this summer. They’re developing a new product that’s primarily targeted at one cancer procedure, and my job was to understand how the current product could and could not meet needs I uncovered in a different cancer procedure.
I then worked with our R&D, Industrial Design, Global Business Insights and Surgical Innovation teams to ideate around design changes that would allow the product to better meet the needs for this procedure and develop a strategy and business case for these changes.