Joining the D-Team!

The Hub would like to thank the 24 people who joined the Design Workshop last week led by Doug Solomon!  For a day and a half, members of the Sibley team learned about Design Thinking and were able to partake in their own design challenge.  Post-its and sharpies blazing, the group came up with some fabulous ideas and truly immersed themselves in the process.  They brought a lot of light to a very difficult topic, and they surely brought a new array of post-its to the surfaces in the Hub. 

In these Design Workshops, Doug Solomon, long-time friend of the Hub and former CIO of Apple, provides a Design Thinking overview in the morning of day 1, covering empathy, synthesis, brainstorming, and prototyping.  In the afternoon, Doug quickly moves to providing the group with their own design challenge and guides them through finding solutions to this problem using the Design Thinking process.  By the finish of the next half-day, the groups are able to present the idea that they believe would have the most potential as a prototype to address the challenge.        

There is a lot of laughing and learning, Doug is truly a wonderful presenter and person, and we are very grateful to have him leading these workshops.  If you are interested in joining Doug for a Design Workshop, you are in luck!  The next workshop is a 1.5 day session on October 13-14. Sign up on the Hub's website. Space is limited!

Updates on the Bolt

On top of Doug’s workshop, there was some exciting new work in our continued quest for data transparency.  We created a few new prototypes with the goal of outlining and defining a webpage that embodies our user’s requests. 

To quickly recap, this Design Bolt focuses on answering the question “How might we present quality data on the web?”  After interviews, synthesis, and brainstorming three weeks ago, we developed a few design principles upon which we would base our prototypes: trust, context, warmth, integrity, and caring.  These led to the production of a few video prototypes, and last week we decided to start thinking more about how these along with the other information would appear on a website. 

With a handful of wireframe ideas (e.g. hand drawn visuals) that demonstrated how the various data, information, and videos could be laid out.  What presentation methods would be informative, friendly, and sustainable? 

We are now beginning to build the physical prototypes that we can show to patients and get feedback on.  It is very exciting because we all want to see how the patients react and how they feel about our interpretations of their thoughts and visions!