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Design Institute for Health + know/edge + DFI
I'm the Interaction Designer in the Design Institute for Health at the Dell Medical School, part of The University of Texas at Austin. This role allows me to switch focus between Systems, Service, Product, and Organizational Design efforts and to support Design Research efforts.
- Design Institute for Health + know/edge + DFI
- Design Lab for the Sōzōsei Summit 2020
- Project Corage
- CCA x DFI 2020 Design Futures Fellowship
- What If Health for the Foresight Initiative
- UTHA Patient Experience Refresh
- MS3 Design in Health
- started avocationally building know/edge w/ friends
- Ecosystem of Care
- See Dell Med
Design Lab for the Sōzōsei Summit 2020
At the tail end of 2020 I supported the design and facilitation of a Design Lab for Day 3 of the Sōzōsei Foundation's Inaugural Summit in collaboration with Lauren Gardner and oversight from Stacey Chang and Diana Siebenaler. The Foundation’s initial priority is to spark creativity, innovation, and collaboration among advocates, reformers, and policymakers to drive evidence-based solutions in order to eliminate the inappropriate use of the justice system for mental health diagnosis and treatment.
Melissa Beck on LinkedIn: Sozosei Foundation Convenes Experts at Inaugural Summit to Decriminalize
In December, Otsuka's Sozosei Foundation brought together over 200 multi-disciplinary stakeholders to address the urgent need for systemic #MentalHealth...
Sozosei Foundation Convenes Experts at Inaugural Summit to Decriminalize Mental Illness in the American Justice System
The Sozosei Foundation, a charitable foundation established by Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc., recently convened its inaugural summit on decriminalizing mental illness. During the three-day event in December 2020, Sozosei brought together more than 200 multi-disciplinary stakeholders-including advocates, people with lived experience, policy makers, academics, philanthropic leaders, and other experts on mental health and criminal justice-to share knowledge and perspectives focused on creating a future where mental illness is not treated as a crime in the United States.
#DesignFutures #WorkshopPlanning #WorkshopFacilitation #Visioning
In 2020 I am primarily engaged on the CORage project in collaboration with the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease and the Dell Med Value Institute. The provisional remit of this project is to redesign the care journey for patients with single ventricle heart physiology and their families.
#DesignResearch #ServiceDesign #SystemicDesign
Over the summer of 2020 I was the lead mentor and interim program co-director along with DFI founder Phil Balagtas for the inaugural cohort of CCA's Design Futures Lab on behalf of the Design Futures Initiative.
#DesignFutures #DesignMentorship #DesignPraxis
What If Health for the Foresight Initiative
In 2018-19 I was primarily engaged on the Foresight initiative with The Rippel Foundation and Blue Shield of California Foundation to support their effort to amplify collaborative work happening within philanthropy by way of leading the design and development of What If Health.
#StrategicForesight #FuturesThinking #DesignStrategy #ContentStrategy #SystemStrategy #InformationVisualization #WebDesign
Check out this living mental map I added to throughout this project as an attempt to represent what I saw as an overlap and intermingling of designerly and futures praxis and schools of thought.
UTHA Patient Experience Refresh
A collaborative effort with Alexis Strong, our visiting Service Design PhD to revisit the Patient Experience service model underpinning the UTHA clinics. We're evaluating how a Relationship-Centered Care model can be applied to the day to day operations of our UTHA Clinic.
MS3 Design in Health
I advised our 3rd year medical students as they worked through generating Service Blueprints, Journey Maps, and various other Concept Models and Diagrams that communicate the information comprising Systems and Services.I planned and facilitated the Interaction Design lesson for 3rd year medical students & other graduate students enrolled in ITD 390 Design for Health.
#DesignPraxis #DesignTheory #DesignPedagogy
started avocationally building know/edge w/ friends
An ongoing collaborative project, now in private beta, with Ian Seyer, Shelby Wilson, and more recently Steven Wilkinson to conceptualize and develop an MVP version of know/edge. A highly functional, concept-centric approach for exploring and discovering knowledge within Wikipedia.
Ecosystem of Care
I've inherited the Ecosystem of Care project from our Director of R&D José, which maps how money turns into care in Travis County beginning with the flow of money from the Government to individuals.
#SystemMapping #InformationVisualization #NetworkCartography
See Dell Med
I used Kumu to create the first iteration of an internal effort to visualize the organizational makeup of Dell Med in a non-hierarchical manner._
#SystemMapping #ManualDataModeling #NetworkCartography