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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 Design Your Own Schedule at DESIGNPHILADELPHIA.ORG Click HERE to add this event to your 2015 Festival Schedule 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,...more
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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