; 2021 → futures

e m b e d d e d s u b - p a g e n a v i g a t i o n


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

2021 onward into the futures 👀

[Interaction → Strategic] Design at the Design Institute for Health

Transitions in Care, Design Lead

Acting as the Design Lead on the ongoing Transitions in Care project, working with the Dell Med School Department of Internal Medicine to help us assess and improve transitions of care from Dell Seton Medical Center to outpatient facilities.

Phase 2

  • Design Lead
    • doing a lot of iterative, remote co-created mapping in Miro
    • utilizing co-created maps as strategic boundary artifacts

Initial Design Sprint

  • Design Lead for the Prototyping phase of our initial Design Sprint
    • introduced the Systems Leverage Map framework and guided the team through adapting it to represent our potential future pathways of work
  • supporting the Research phase of our initial Design Sprint
  • lightly supporting the Evaluation phase of our initial Design Sprint by way of co-leading the Prototyping phase and responding to feedback garnered through testing and collaborating with our broader project team

Design in Health Map, Co-Lead

Continuing the self-initiated, internal Design in Health Map project with Natalie Privett

  • getting more familiar with Kumu's CSS-like markdown by way of heavily adapting Kumu's Radar template
  • Natalie presented at the HXD Conference about our internal project!

Discipline Development

Supporting the development of our institute capabilities in Design-Futures and Systemic Design

  • Leading efforts to apply Futures to design as a core studio capability
  • working with our Systems Designers Natalie Privett and Arotin Hartounian to
    • further develop this discipline internally
    • refine how we speak about the nascent discipline when engaging with MA students and external organizations
    • contribute to course structure and lesson content for DES294 Health Systems Design as project work and competing project schedules allow

Corage, Content Lead

Staying engaged in the Corage project through Q1 and acting as the interim Project Lead

  • updating our initial Experience Maps in support of journal publication
  • working with members of the Value Institute for Health to cohere our respective streams of Phase 1 work

Workshop Support

Workshop creation, planning, and facilitation

  • MSKI + Design Institute Workshop _ Facilitation _ 02.24.2021
    • I stepped in to support the brainstorming portion of a workshop for the UT Health Austin Musculoskeletal Institute
  • Solutions Design Workshop _ Planning + Facilitation _ 01.11.2021
    • This introductory design workshop was designed and facilitated by José, Natalie P, and myself for the Value Institute for Health & Care MA in Healthcare Transformation program

Systems Thinking for Service Design

I was accepted into the first cohort of Systems Thinking for Service Designers from Design Dissolve. I'm one of two cohort members living in the Americas, and am the only American in the cohort, which I've quite enjoyed. I completed this training in late February of 2021 and have received a Certificate of Completion.


Jumping back into getting the know/edge public beta live

on the WWW with Ian, Shelby, Steven, and Peter

  • excited that Lauren Schroeder is jumping into the front end efforts of the project to get our beta back live on the WWW!!!!!!

Design Futures Initiative, Board Member

Speculative Futures Austin, Lead Organizer

with support from my Co-Organizers iliana Martinez and Mirandy Kim

  • excited to announce that Mirandy Kim has joined iliana and I as our 2nd interim Co-Organizer
  • we're actively looking for 1-2 new co-organizers

Making time to work on personal creative projects

on my own outside of work at a nice leisurely pace as i've interest and head-space