Healthcare Design Thinking


Healthcare Design Thinking

Exploring the application of design-thinking-driven innovation to care delivery

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Designing a Route Map for rare diseases

Started by Paola Pierri Dec 15, 2011. 0 Replies

Since May last year I have been working on this interesting project to co-design a Route Map for  2 specific genetic rare diseases: ALD – Adrenoleukodystrophy and AMN – Adrenomyeloneuropathy.We are…Continue

Designing a Route map for rare conditions: any suggestions?

Started by Paola Pierri May 20, 2011. 0 Replies

I'm working to design a route map for rares conditions. Diagnosis, information, coordination of care and access to treatment aren't effective.There is a lack of information and little attention on…Continue

Nutrition Project

Started by Sam Basta. Last reply by Sam Basta Mar 17, 2010. 3 Replies

Angela,Tell me more about the nutrition/eating habit project that you're working on.SamContinue

CryptoZoo: Cutting Edge Wellness Innovation

Started by Sam Basta. Last reply by Kristi Miller Durazo Jan 5, 2010. 2 Replies

Here is the blog post. What do you think? Sam

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Comment by Steven Dean on January 27, 2010 at 13:52
New Media Medicine at MIT Media Lab Their manifesto:

Principle #1: Patients are the most underutilized resource in health care.

Principle #2: The revolution must take place in our everyday lives, not in the doctor’s office or the lab.

Principle #3: Information transparency, not just information, is the solution.

Restaging the patient/doctor drama, a project at New Media Medicine...

New Media Medicine from nextlab on Vimeo.

Comment by Steven Dean on January 26, 2010 at 14:31
I got this call for submissions from @camerontw

7-8 October 2010: Designing Health

The Sixth Annual Design Research Conference Call for Papers and Projects. Conference to be held at the Interdisciplinary Design Institute of Washington State University Spokane

"Design" is a dynamic and multi-faceted term. Both verb and noun, it originates in the Latin designare, or, "to mark out." Thus, design can be understood as both a mental activity that involves the study and transformation of our physical and intellectual surroundings; and as the products of such activity. "Health," according to the World Health Organization, " not only the absence of infirmity and disease but also a state of physical, mental and social well-being." Design and health have many areas of overlap. How do the designs of our environments, including such specific characteristics as light, color, material, and dimension; and more general characteristics such as proximity to nature, other human beings, and basic services, affect our health? Can good design contribute to good health, and if so, how can we study this relationship and facilitate the most healthful outcomes?

Designing Health explores these and other questions that arise from the intersections of the design and health care fields. This annual conference is notable for its intimate size, generous paper presentation times that allow for in-depth discussions, and a variety of participatory sessions that facilitate interaction between students, paper presenters and invited speakers. Past conference participants have come from all over the world. The conference will be held at the Riverpoint campus, adjacent to both the Spokane River and historic downtown Spokane, in easy walking distance to hotels, restaurants, and recreational opportunities.

We encourage proposals that directly or indirectly advance the scholarship concerning various scales of the urban environment integrating health and design concerns in teaching, research, practice community outreach, or combinations thereof. The number of presentation sessions is limited, so please submit abstracts early. Submissions for papers and projects can address (but need not be limited to) the following topic areas:

- In the manner of utopias: a vision for a healthy society
- Health, wellness, and design: challenges and accomplishments in developing countries
- Health and the community: pedestrian-friendly communities, New Urbanism, obesity in relation to lifestyle
- Planning the health science campus
- Healing environments
- Designing the new hospital: hospital as resort
- The spa, the salon and the therapist parlor: real spaces for health or just fancy interiors for the rich?
- The 21st century home: a new paradigm for healthy living
- Elderly assisted living care: just another building or a special place?
- The absence of home: homelessness and health
- Health and the body: ergonomics
- Signs of health: contributions of graphic design on health and wellness

Submissions are to be sent to Darrin Griechen at

Please copy (cc) John Turpin at and Within the body of the email, include contributor(s) name, affiliation, and contact information. All submissions will be double-blind peer review. Deadline for submissions: midnight PST (Pacific Standard Time) on April 1, 2010 with decisions issued by May 15.

Presenters' work at the conference may be further peer reviewed for inclusion in the Interdisciplinary Design and Research e-Publication (IDRP), sponsored by the WSU Interdisciplinary Design Institute:
Comment by Martijn van Loon on January 25, 2010 at 10:42
The implications of mobile health for transforming the healthcare system. Trend report bij Institute of the Future, Palo Alto;
Comment by Kristi Miller Durazo on January 20, 2010 at 17:15
I wanted to share the release of the American Heart Association's new 2020 goal, especially the concept of "ideal cardiovascular health" Looking forward to applying design to help us meet that goal. Would love to hear your thoughts.
Comment by Kristi Miller Durazo on January 17, 2010 at 20:00
If air travel worked like health care. An insightful little video that points out the many places design could make an important difference.
Comment by Kristi Miller Durazo on January 15, 2010 at 23:17
The materials from the NPlan webinar on "Complete Streets" is available at Very interesting movement.
Comment by Kristi Miller Durazo on January 15, 2010 at 22:59
If you build it, they will walk (via GOOD, the slow issue).
Comment by Kristi Miller Durazo on January 15, 2010 at 20:17
Detroit as a "blank canvas" and a haven for start-ups. What does that mean for health design, community building. New blueprints?
Comment by Arne van Oosterom on January 15, 2010 at 11:53
Safe Tube

Comment by Arne van Oosterom on January 15, 2010 at 11:52
Design for America: Diabetes Mine Design Challenge 2009


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Nutrition Project

Started by Sam Basta. Last reply by Sam Basta Mar 17, 2010. 3 Replies

CryptoZoo: Cutting Edge Wellness Innovation

Started by Sam Basta. Last reply by Kristi Miller Durazo Jan 5, 2010. 2 Replies




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