Industrial Engineering Hyde
AIDAN HYDE
Industrial Design Manager
As the Industrial Design Manager at Smithwise, Aidan ensures that the devices developed meet and surpass the end user’s ergonomic, usability and aesthetic requirements.

At Smithwise, Aidan’s responsibilities range from refining the details of a design to coordinating the collaborative efforts of specialized designers and engineers to bring products quickly and effectively to market;  a process that starts with user research and product definition continuing through concept iteration, prototyping, validation and finishing with manufacturing.

Aidan’s enthusiasm for researching and understanding user’s needs, coupled with his passion for creating products that enhance the user’s experience, has propelled the design of numerous life-saving and life support products in Philadelphia’s growing medical technology community. Some of his most notable projects include the ZSX laparoscopic suturing device, an Intra-aortic balloon pump for MAQUET and contributing as the lead industrial designer to the artificial womb project for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

Prior to joining Smithwise, Aidan held industrial design positions at several local and international medical device corporations including Mindray North America, Maquet Cardiac Assist and Datascope Corp.  Aidan graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a BFA in Industrial Design.

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