Siemens Healthineers Internship

Duration

3 months 

May 2020 - August 2020

Type

Summer Internship

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Internship Overview

During the summer of 2020, I virtually interned for the Siemens Healthineers office in Flanders, NJ. I worked with the UX team as a Software UI/UX Designer and Prototyper Intern. The UX team that I worked with focuses on the design of software screens for laboratory diagnostic equipment.

During my time at Siemens, I helped design, develop, and present two UI projects for laboratory diagnostic software, which included:

  1. The redesign of software screens and components for chemical and immunoassay analyzers.

  2. The design of an evaluation system for laboratory equipment.

Outcomes

  • Received approval for redesign of software screens and components to be implemented in future software releases 

  • Collaboratively designed an evaluation system and presented mockups and prototypes to regulatory team

  • Gained an understanding of laboratory diagnostic equipment and technical software 

  • Attended a site visit to the Flanders facility to see the production, testing, and manufacturing of equipment

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Takeaways

Some key takeaways from my internship experience: 

Reach Out

  • Since my internship was virtual, it was extremely valuable to reach out to my coworkers. Setting up a meeting to chat about their experience or ask questions about project details helped me build connections and stay engaged with coworkers.

Collaboration 

  • All of the projects that I contributed to involved individuals with various professional backgrounds. It was a great experience to work alongside fellow designers, but also engineers, researchers, and developers. 

Growth and Development  

  • Being open to receiving feedback can help expand your mindset as a designer. Whether that consists of design critiques or feedback on improving presentation skills, it is important to make an active effort to grow and develop.