Smart Design facilitates Penn Healthcare Innovation Challenge
For this year’s challenge, the students will be tackling one of the most pressing issues in the American healthcare system: the patient surgery experience. Graduate students from various disciplines (Engineering, Medicine, Business, Nursing, Design, Computer Science) across Penn’s campus will come together to learn design-thinking methods and improve the experience of patients preparing for joint replacement surgery at Penn Musculoskeletal Center, a University of Pennsylvania Health System subsidiary.
Gordon, along with members of the Smart Design team, will lead a number of highly interactive workshops exposing students to the various stages of innovation with a focus on the healthcare context. Sessions will cover:
- Need-Finding: Uncover latent patient needs and synthesize observations
- Ideation: Brainstorm novel ways of solving patient problems
- Prototyping: Experiment with ideas and bring them to life using prototyping tools and techniques
- Storytelling: Pitch the core problem identified and the team’s solution
For more information on this initiative, please visit Wharton’s Innovation and Design Club site.