Welcome to Design Thinking for Healthcare (NURSE. GN-2236). The goal of the course is to develop nurses with the skills, mindset, and confidence to identify unmet needs. By the end of the course, students should be able to:
- Navigate Ambiguity
- Learn rapidly, intentionally, courageously
- Communicate effectively
- Synthesize information to find understanding, insight and opportunity within.
- Recognize design problems in everyday life and then visualize the people, tools, techniques, and processes to use to tackle it.
Throughout the semester, you will be working individually or in groups to develop a new, or improve an existing, method of supporting care and wellness. This broad description leaves it open to you or your group to decide the area of your semester’s focus, the specific problem you are addressing within it, who you are designing for (patient, caretaker, preventative, clinician, etc.) and what means (digital, physical, service, spatial, educational, brand, etc.) best serve the people experiencing the challenge.
Every group will publish progress and outcomes to their own webpage. Additionally, communication between groups is available through our Slack group set up for this class or groups can decide to communicate as they chose.
Thanks to Frank Miglioreli, folks at the University of Michigan, and the Stanford d.school for making their syllabi available. Parts of this syllabus are taken from their courses.