Depth Charge is the design practice of Tim Gasperak. We provide strategic design and innovation services to health and wellness, life science, and civic organizations.
Our focus is on complex local-to-global organizations that address health issues, conservation, the environment, and the future of civic life – especially where these intersect to support healthy, more equitable and sustainable lives. We have deep expertise in helping our clients turn moments of uncertainty into future opportunity, reframing challenges, and developing a wide range of design responses to bring those possibilities to life.
GE Healthcare’s customers expressed the need for a web-based, enterprise-wide, multi-modality imaging protocol management solution that would help them to ensure consistency of imaging protocols, decrease the risks to patients, and comply with industry accreditation requirements. In tandem with GE product leaders from MR, CT and X-Ray, I led a series of customer research and design sprints to explore concepts for an imaging protocol management solution. The product ideas were continually refined with input from GE’s customers and engineering teams and resulted in a high-fidelity prototype that GE could validate with its customers and internal teams for future development.
The Editorial Review Board of Diatoms of the United States – part of the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado Boulder – needed help in exploring opportunities for future enhancement of its ever-evolving reference of freshwater diatoms. I conducted interviews to clarify the needs and pain points of users, concepted several ideas for new product features, and developed a roadmap for design and development based on the organization’s goals and user needs.
Along with my friends at Big Bang, I helped OPTI Medical Systems to radically re-envision the user experience of its flagship blood gas analyzer incorporating customer input. The product features a brand new industrial design and embedded touchscreen software.
I guided Abbott Diabetes Care in designing its FreeStyle Auto-Assist software that downloads and analyzes data from its blood glucose meters to help providers improve quality of care. And since Abbott valued my work so much (and patented it), we continued our relationship to explore, concept, and rapidly prototype the user experience for a comprehensive diabetes disease management system.