PDMA Minnesota: The Innovator's Potential: Power and Process

When:  Aug 17, 2022 from 17:30 to 19:00 (CT)
Associated with  Minnesota
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Being innovative means being creative. But many who are in the world of engineering believe that creativity is something to be left to artists, poets and musicians. Creativity in the hard-core world of engineering medical devices can seem like an impossible thing to apprehend for many developers.

In this session we look at how our brains are designed to work, regardless of our personality or academic training, and how we can harness that power to become creative innovators. We will also look at development process and steps that support the inclusion of our brain's creative contributions in our product development efforts.

Event Timeline

  • 5:30 - 6:00: Networking
  • 6:00 - 6:10: Introductions
  • 6:10 - 6:50: Presentation
  • 6:50 - 7:00: Q&A
  • 7:00: Adjourn

About the Speaker

Thomas E KraMerThomas E KraMer BFA, IDSA, President and CEO, Kablooe Design.

Tom KraMer is the managing principal and a product development design engineer at Kablooe Design, a Minneapolis MN based product design development strategy company.

Currently Mr. KraMer is involved in research and development for several types of medical devices, and as a result of nearly 24 years of product design and development has spearheaded the formation of the D3 (Design Driven DevelopmentĀ®) process, which Kablooe uses to help direct its customers through the development process in an innovative way. Tom has led Kablooe Design development projects for Medtronic, St. Jude Medical, Antares Pharma, and Kodak health imaging, as well as product design and development projects for small start-up companies. Kablooe has in turn helped develop atrial fibrillation therapies, coronary intervention devices, drug delivery devices, prostate surgery devices, and many other unique and innovative medical devices, but has also developed many non medical devices including guitars, the Stowboard, lipstick containers and farming tractors.

Mr. KraMer holds an Executive Certificate in the Master of Product Development at Northwestern University and a bachelorā€™s degree in Industrial Design at MCAD. He also holds a certificate from Stanford University for the Cardiovascular System in Health and Disease, and participated in the Stanford University Graduate Certificate in Biodesign.


Kablooe Design
8560 Cottonwood St NW
Unit 100
Minneapolis, MN 55433