Overview

Spencer Krause & Associates is a small design-build consulting firm specializing in mechatronics and user interfaces. As an independent contractor for SKA, I gained experience designing user interfaces and experiences for medical and industrial applications. The original titles of most of these projects have been modified for proprietary reasons


Discovery Robotics FX250

Working for SKA, Jillian Nelson and I designed the user interface for Discovery Robotics FX250 commercial floor cleaning robot. As part of the project, we created task flow charts, examined possible use-case scenarios. Our final design blends an industrial but modern design, with features that would be intuitive for older users.

 

Medical Workflow Manager

As a designer for Spencer Krause & Associates I collaborated with a healthcare IT firm to design a workflow task manager for a recently-acquired radiology practice. We helped assess the radiology office’s old workflow software's strengths and weaknesses and designed an improved platform to take its place. 

 

Post-Op Care

Post-Op Care is another collaboration with the same IT firm as the Medical Workflow Manager. We designed a web portal that would monitor a post-operation patient’s improvement through daily surveys, and would adapt their stage of recovery. The system includes features such as, community resources, automatically scheduled follow-up calls, care plan, and a directory of nearby medical facilities. Post-Op Care's goal is to help patients and care-takers keep up with at-home recovery, and reduce the number of further hospitalizations for patients.