I can provide and/or create case studies upon request in order to provide a more traditional overview of how I contributed to bringing a project to fruition
- Design Institute for Health
- Design Lab for the inaugural Sōzōsei Summit
- Project Corage
- What If Health for the Foresight Initiative
- UTHA Patient Experience Refresh
- MS3 Design in Health (now the MA in Design focused on Design in Health)
- Ecosystem of Care
- See Dell Med for the Dell Medical School Culture Council
- Design Futures Initiative + Design-Futures
- CCA x DFI 2020 Design Futures Fellowship
- Speculative Edu: NeoRural Futures Summer School
- Began avocationally building know/edge w/ friends
Design Institute for Health
In 2018 I was joined the Design Institute for Health at the Dell Medical School (part of The University of Texas at Austin) as the first and likely last Interaction Designer. In this non-traditional Interaction Design role my focus shifted between (Digital) Product, Service, Organizational, and Systemic Design efforts in addition to supporting Design Research and Design Strategy efforts.
Design Lab for the inaugural Sōzōsei Summit
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.
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
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.
What If Health was honored as a Runner Up for the Speculative Design Award of the 2021 Core77 Design Awards!!!
What If Health... - by Design Institute for Health / Core77 Design Awards
How do we get from here-a failing US healthcare system that is rife with inequities-to a future of health and well-being that ensures communities thrive, without exception? Seventeen philanthropic partners sought an answer to that question, looking to move beyond the siloed, incremental work that characterizes contemporary efforts.
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.
#StrategicForesight #FuturesThinking #DesignStrategy #ContentStrategy #SystemStrategy #InformationVisualization #WebDesign
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 evaluated how a Relationship-Centered Care model can be applied to the day to day operations of our UTHA Clinic.
MS3 Design in Health (now the MA in Design focused on 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.
#DesignPractice #DesignTheory #DesignPedagogy
Ecosystem of Care
Upon joining the Design Institute in the summer of 2018 I inherited the Ecosystem of Care project from our Director of R&D José Colucci. This interactive map traces how fiscal capital from federal, state, and local government entities is transformed into care delivery in Travis County.
See Dell Med for the Dell Medical School Culture Council
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.
#EcosystemMapping #DataWrangling #StakeholderMapping
Design Futures Initiative + Design-Futures
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 #DesignPractice
Speculative Edu: NeoRural Futures Summer School
I applied for and was accepted into the Neo Rural Futures Summer School from Speculative EDU in Rome, Italy. I am incredibly grateful for the support from my employer that provided me the time and fiscal capital to attend this overseas event. NeoRural Futures is the summer school of the Speculative Edu research project, supported by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ programme. This program took place between 09.02 → 09.06 2019.
SpeculativeEdu is an educational, project funded by ERASMUS+, the European Union programme for education, training, youth, and sport, with the aim of strengthening speculative design education by collecting and exchanging existing knowledge and experience whilst developing new methods in the field of speculative design.
Summer School Fellow
Rural region of focus: Chernobyl Exclusion Zone w/ Vera Fearns (Germany), Stef Silva (Spain), Andrea Cegarra (Spain), Greg Scott (USA), Taifu Zheng (China), Polina Veidenbakh (Russia), Barbara Giorgi (Italy), and our Tutor Arianna Forte (Italy)
Began 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.