Extreme Collaborations in Medicine + Design for the 2014 DesignPhiladelphia Festival

September 18, 2014 | DesignPhiladelphia, 2014 Festival

EXTREME COLLABORATIONS IN MEDICINE + DESIGN
AT THE CENTER FOR ARCHITECTURE 1218 ARCH ST
SUN OCTOBER 12 | 1PM - 4PM | TICKETS

PART OF THE 2014 DESIGNPHILADELPHIA FESTIVAL

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Radical innovation depends upon entirely new ways of perceiving and interpreting the world around us, and therefore relies upon collaboration with a diverse set of experts collaborating widely across disciplines. No where is this more evident than in medicine, where it concerns the development of tangible products, such as drugs, devices and software applications, but also intangibles, including clinical practice, treatment strategies and protocols.

Surprisingly, despite the obvious centrality of design in medicine, formal teaching of design thinking and practice to medical students is notably absent. To redress this, we have recently launched [email protected] at The Sidney Kimmel Medical College.

The purpose of this event is to bring together experts who represent a new wave of extreme collaborators in medicine and design; including:

Peter Lloyd Jones, PhD | Director + Founder, [email protected]

Bon Ku, MD, MPP | Associate Director, [email protected]

Jenny E. Sabin, MArch | Principal, Jenny Sabin Studio LLC

Erica Swesey Savig, MArch | doctoral student in cancer biology, Stanford University

Helene Furjan, BArch Hons, MA, PhD | Vice President + COO at Evolve Foundation, Inc.

Blake Bradford, MA | Bernard C. Watson Director of Education, The Barnes Foundation

Raymond Richard Neutra, MD, MPH | secretary, Friends of Neutra VDL Research House

A question and answer session with the audience will be followed by a reception with food and beverages.

 

more about Dr. Peter Lloyd Jones

Dr. Peter Lloyd Jones is the founder and director of [email protected], a dynamic and flexible concept space for medical students and faculty at The Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University to collectively brainstorm, ideate, prototype, test and apply their innovative ideas via the empathy-based practice of design thinking. Evolve is governed by a Board of Directors and served by a Board of Advisors consisting of dedicated and talented people from varied backgrounds who share a common passion for promoting democratic systems and a sustainable planet.

 

Photo: “Ground substance” Abstract 3-D printed representation of cell to cell, and cell to substrate connectivity in the normal human breast epithelium. Jenny E Sabin, Andrew Lucia, Annette Fierro, Peter Lloyd Jones & Sabin+Jones LabStudio (first exhibited at Siggraph, 2009), compliments of Joseph G. Brin's Metropolis Blog Point of View article "Voyage to the Interior: A Spatial Biologist Talks Design". Read the article here.

Read Joseph G. Brin's recent article on this event "DesignPhiladelphia to Foster 'Extreme Collaborations' in Medicine and Design" here.

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