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Managing Healthcare Innovation as a Design Process

Posted on Thu, May 01, 2014 @ 01:34 PM

Healthcare innovation has been led by technology providers, almost entirely, over the period we consider relevant to “innovation” (1970′s – current). Innovation has been a supply-side approach, led by information technology (EMRs and Health IT platforms) and medical devices (ranging from user-controllable diffusion pumps to CAT machines). Only recently have clinical services become the focus of innovation, ranging from patient-centered care to new practice models (the ACO and PCMH) and business models.

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Tags: UX Design, Health, Design for Care

Free eBook - Applying Color Theory to UX Design and Data Visualization

Posted on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 @ 03:01 PM

The application of color could make or break a brand, website, brochure, logo, or even what we wear on a a first date or to a business meeting. The same goes for how we present data. The more complex the data, the more important color becomes in guiding the participant through its visualization.

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Tags: UX Design, Health, Design for Care, Data Visualization, Color Theory

The Health Seeker: The Natural Return to “Normal”

Posted on Thu, Mar 20, 2014 @ 12:32 PM

By Dr. Peter Jones
Republished With Permission of Author, 3/20/2014

The health seeker is any person aware of his or her motivation to improve his or her health, whether sick or not. Health seeking is the natural pursuit of one’s appropriate balance of well-being, the continuous moving toward a person’s own centre and recognition of “normal” health. For some, normal is just not feeling any symptoms; for others, it may be achieving the physical performance of an Olympian. (Definition from Design for Care, FAQ)   Either way, health seeking is a process view based on both behavior and one’s inner experience of “storing health,” it is not an identity.

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Tags: UX Design, Health, Design for Care

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