Siemens Healthineers Internship
May 2020 - August 2020
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:
The redesign of software screens and components for chemical and immunoassay analyzers.
The design of an evaluation system for laboratory equipment.
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
Some key takeaways from my internship experience:
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.
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.