Design is Not Just for Designers! Use Design Thinking & Interprofessional Hackathon Design Events to Innovate Your Curriculum or Clinical Practice
Understanding the end-user. How do we improve performance and participation with design?
An "end-user" can be defined as the person who is intended to use a final product. Hackathon team events using design thinking are becoming more commonplace between interdisciplinary medical professionals, designers, and engineers to address pressing healthcare problems, but oftentimes these collaborations don't include an "end-user" within the team. This presentation will explore the impact of end-user involvement in design products for our various healthcare professions. Examples of successful "end user" engagement will be presented, along with suggestions as to how we, as clinicians and educators, can become more involved within design and healthcare.
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Mollo, OTD, OTR/L, Kimberly S., "Design is Not Just for Designers! Use Design Thinking & Interprofessional Hackathon Design Events to Innovate Your Curriculum or Clinical Practice" (2017). Thomas Jefferson University Faculty Days. Paper 51.