SHIFTING ATTITUDES IN HEALTH + WELLNESS: DESIGNED BY YOU, FOR YOU! for the 2015 DesignPhiladelphia Festival

October 6, 2015 | 2015 Festival, DesignPhiladelphia

SHIFTING ATTITUDES IN HEALTH + WELLNESS: DESIGNED BY YOU, FOR YOU!
Saturday October 10th: 2:30PM - 5:00PM
Center for Architecture 1218 Arch St.

PART OF THE 2015 DESIGNPHILADELPHIA FESTIVAL
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The Independence Blue Cross Center for Health Care Innovation, [email protected] at Thomas Jefferson University and Likuma Laboratories LLC are partnering to offer an afternoon of design thinking to produce innovative shifts in how we approach existing, or currently unchallenged problems, in health care.

The session will begin with a 45 minute panel discussion about the future of health innovation by experts from the fields of design, health care and science. This will be followed by a charette, in which small groups formed from the audience ideate around 1 of 3 topics related to the general theme of #SHIFT in health and wellness.

The topics are as follows:

#1: New Ageing: How can we shift the process and perception of ageing to generate a system that is more dignified and healthy?

#2: Architecture that promotes health + wellness: How do we design and engage with the built and natural environment, in active and passive ways, to promote health and wellness?

#3: Humanizing technology: As we become increasingly emerged in digital health care, how can we maintain and even improve upon the doctor’s “touch” in order to keep medicine personalized? How might technology be used by the patient, for the patient, yet hand-in-hand with the physician?

Panel participants include:

Thane A. Blinman, M.D: Attending surgeon at CHOP + Asst Prof of Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine

George C Brainard, Ph.D: Professor of Neuroscience + Director of Light Research Program at Thomas Jefferson University

Michelle Histand, B.A: Director, Innovation + Corporate Development, Independence Blue Cross

Peter Lloyd Jones, Ph.D: Associate Dean of Emergent Design + Director of [email protected] at Thomas Jefferson University

Jenny E. Sabin, M. Arch: Arthur L. and Isabel B. Wiesenberger Assistant Professor, Cornell University College of Architecture, Art + Planning

We spoke with representatives from Likuma, [email protected] and Independence Blue Cross about the intention behind Shifting Attitudes in Health + Wellness: Designed by You, For You!

"What do you hope attendees take away from attending your event?"

The hope is that the event will open people's eyes to a world that they previously were unaware of and provide a new pathway in which for them to engage in the design community.   We want to help open doors to students, business owners and creative people to new opportunities to shape and grow our city. In addition,  participants will find out about resources in Innovation in healthcare in the area. They will also  engage with new ways of thinking about healthcare and the healthcare experience as the industry becomes more consumer-focused

"What are some of the trends you see in design in Philadelphia?"

Philadelphia has and will continue to be on the forefront of medicine and medical technology.  It is also becoming a hotbed for many new entrepreneurs and start-ups in the tech, design and medical industries.  Both of these trends are shifting Philadelphia to become a powerhouse of innovation.  No longer will people with future-changing ideas have to venture to wildly expensive San Francisco or exhaustively crowded New York City to see them implemented.  There are an in increasing number of creative people who are actively choosing to build their businesses in a very rapidly changing environment in order to be on the leading edge of modernization.

"What are two questions that you would like to ask your event participants?"

  • What’s your experience traditionally been coming through healthcare companies?
  • What would inspire you to be more engaged in your healthcare?

 

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