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September 18, 2015 | 2015 Festival, DesignPhiladelphia
DESIGNING NEW PATHWAYS FOR HEALTHCARE TUESDAY 10/13 | 6:30-7:30PM Harrison Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania | 3260 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 PART OF THE 2015 DESIGNPHILADELPHIA FESTIVAL Design Your Own Schedule at DESIGNPHILADELPHIA.ORG Click HERE to add this event to your 2015 Festival Schedule Hear how two Philadelphia universities are breaking down boundaries and forging new roles for creative thinking in healthcare! The Industrial Design Department at the University of the Arts and the Occupational Therapy Department at Thomas Jefferson University are collaborating to bring dignity and humaNness to individuals with disabilities while maximizing function and improving quality of life. Come early for the Industrial Design NOW student work reception on Tuesday October 13 from 5-6.30pm prior to the lecture. Projects discussed in the lecture will be on view! We talked with Michael McAllister, an industrial designer and associate professor of Industrial Design in the College of Art, Media & Design at the University of the Arts about Designing New Pathways for Healthcare and how the event represents a SHIFT in designing for disabilities. What does SHIFT mean to you and how does your event express it? At this event my project partner, Professor Kim Mollo from Thomas Jefferson University,...more