Tina Park and Miya Osaki — founders of Diagram, a New York design studio dedicated to improving healthcare experiences and health outcomes.
Miya Osaki and Tina Park — founders of Diagram, a New York design studio dedicated to improving healthcare experiences and health outcomes.
Join us for an interactive session focused on the value of reflection in design. Reflective research methods are powerful tools that make designs meaningful and engaging. As design approaches and methods evolve we must consider the impact that reflection can have not only on our outcomes, but also for those whom we ask reflection from. In healthcare, people face a complicated landscape when caring for their health and drawing stories and experiences out of vulnerable populations are important but so is ensuring safety and care for those that participate. In this session, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from first-hand research experiences and understand not only how to employ reflection as a tool but also how to balance research objectives with supporting the safety of vulnerable populations.
Tina Park has had significant experience in leading innovative research within healthcare organizations. At Johnson & Johnson's Global Strategic Design Office she pioneered a design research team implementing innovative research methods that uncover the voice of the patient.
Miya Osaki brings her skills in interaction design, human-centered research, storytelling, and behavior design to create experiences that improve outcomes and empower patients. She is also currently serves as chair of the MFA Design for Social Innovation program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Sponsored by the SMC Associates, SMC Communication & Media Studies Department, SMC Design Technology Department, and the SMC Earth Science, Life Sciences, and Physical Sciences departments.