Does Health 2.0 = Patient-Centered Service?

The 2.0 technology trends of new media, enhanced web applications, data-driven apps, and social media have advanced the sophistication and interaction of applications in most consumer domains.  And co-occurring with this trend, the last three years have been filled with pronouncements of revolutionary changes in healthcare and personal health management envisioned by democratizing health information . . . → Read More: Does Health 2.0 = Patient-Centered Service?

First Person Design for Healthcare Innovation

As I’ve continued to develop material for the Design for Care project, I’m struck by the difference between design for practice and design for individual health-seeking. In designing for practice, ethnographic research and work domain analysis enable us to understand the range of activities and scope of work performed in professional work.  A rigorous analysis . . . → Read More: First Person Design for Healthcare Innovation

iPad & Next-Gen Tablets: A Clinical Viewpoint

Simple shifts in user interface technology and interaction style can make a huge difference in long term for IT, web applications, and software design. The GUI has been in constant use in consumer software since the 1980′s Mac, with early 90′s Windows 3.0 mainstreaming the GUI. While numerous interaction designers have foretold the death of . . . → Read More: iPad & Next-Gen Tablets: A Clinical Viewpoint

A Chat with Our Professor of Health Design

Appearing on the DiabetesMine community site, I’ve been asked to participate as a juror on their diabetes innovation contest. Here’s why:

Peter Jones may have a common name, but he’s a rare animal. He’s one of the few academic design experts focusing specifically on the user experience in healthcare. And we are delighted to welcome . . . → Read More: A Chat with Our Professor of Health Design

Healthcare Innovation Contest launched by DiabetesMine!

We previewed this opportunity a month ago, but now its live.  Design for Care community member and DiabetesMine founder Amy Tenderich founded and leads this contest. I am a judge on the review panel for entries, and I promise to be impartial if your proposal comes our way.

There are 3 prizes of $7000 each, . . . → Read More: Healthcare Innovation Contest launched by DiabetesMine!