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Stanford Medicine X partners with IDEO to create design challenge

The organizers of the Stanford Medicine X conference announced the Medicine X | IDEO Design Challenge, a day-long workshop where attendees will have the opportunity to work in small groups on patient-centered design projects with the goal of learning and implementing principles of design thinking.

The Design Challenge aims to bring researchers, technologists, healthcare providers, patients and caretakers closer to the design process by providing a space where they can share perspectives and work, interact and collaborate together. Designers at Palo Alto-based design and innovation consulting firm IDEO will partner with faculty from the Stanford University School of Medicine to facilitate the workshop. The challenge will be held on Sept. 28 and is further described on the Medicine X website:

Prior to registration, epatients will have the opportunity to apply for five available Design Track scholarship opportunities. We will select five epatients with experience in managing a chronic disease and who use technology to help facilitate their own care. Each scholarship winner will become the focus of one of five teams engaged in the IDEO challenge, and each representing a different problem statement based on their chronic illness and application.

Conference attendees will then have the opportunity to enroll in one of the five workshop teams of their choice on a first-come first-serve basis beginning at the start of registration. A panel of judges will select a winner from the five teams based on creativity and specified selection criteria at the end of the workshop day. The winning team will have the opportunity to present its creative process, including problem statement and solution, to the audience at Stanford Medicine X.

The conference is also in the process of accepting papers for presentation. The submission period ends Apr. 15.

More news about Stanford Medicine X is available in the Medicine X category.

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