Posts Tagged ‘healthcare design’
by emily on April 10th, 2014 - Comments (0)
Involution’s Health Axioms are grabbing the attention of the health innovation community.
NPR Health Blogger Nancy Shute posted her impressions of the Health Axioms recently in If A Picture’s Worth 1,000 Words, Could It Help You Floss?
After getting her own Health Axioms in the mail — with a personal note — Shute called Involution’s Juhan Sonin, one of the creative minds behind the deck. She had spread the cards on her desk at work and watched her co-workers’ reactions, which ranged from “Health tarot cards!” to “But who are they for?” Not surprisingly, Sonin was frank in saying that the decks reflect a first-release “primordial ooze stage” and that he hopes to get feedback and ideas from a broad audience. Given the number of responses already posted to this one article it’s clear that people want to talk about health and want to be heard.
Shute lets the cards speak for themselves by including several images from the deck, summing them up as not Crazy Eights but having their own “geeky charm,” even with Manga-style illustrations reminiscent of “Soviet propaganda posters (but in a nice way)”(!) She let colleagues bring them home, reporting both delight (from a 10-year-old) and shrugs of indifference (from teens). She was puzzled by two of the axioms (“Know Your Numbers,” “Who Is Your Wingman?”) and demonstrates how quickly these two became worth the small effort of reading the card backs.
Read Shute’s blog post. Check out the Health Axioms. Let us know your thoughts.
About Involution’s Health Design Practice
For almost 10 years, Involution has been building software for health companies of every shape and size, from household names like AstraZeneca and Walgreens, to research leaders like the Personal Genome Project and Partners HealthCare. We also work with the most exciting and progressive health startups. We’ve made digital healthcare our top focus.
by emily on February 28th, 2014 - Comments (0)
March 1, 2014
From protein to pixel to policy, design-for-health possibilities and responsibilities are immense.
Involution’s Creative Director Juhan Sonin talks about design-for-health possibilities in an upcoming UNTETHER.tv interview with host Rob Woodbridge.
What we call “health” is made up of episodic issues and interventions … we are most conscious of our health during the moments when we’re face-to-face with a clinician.
In “Design for Life,” Juhan posits that continuous but noninvasive collection of individual health data may hold the key to those “teachable moments” in data that signal potential outcomes and prompt micro behavior shifts that, in turn, offer feedback and affirm new behaviors. If health is beautifully integrated into our daily life, so that we’re getting continuous assessments, we’ll be able to adjust in near-real time.
This design space needs to chew on the massive volume of data and massive volume of human factors and their interrelationships — from what we’re eating, how we’re moving, how we work, and what makes up our genome, and expand that to an entire system picture of a human living on Planet Earth. All of that interconnecting and interlocked information tissue needs to be condensed into a single decision space that’s not a data dump but a highly personalized, insightful crystal ball.
About Juhan Sonin
Juhan is the Creative Director of Involution Studios, and has been the creative leader of four different organizations, producing work recognized by the BBC, the New York Times, Ars Electronica, National Public Radio, and Billboard Magazine. Prior to joining Involution, Juhan spent time at Apple, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), a few startups, and MITRE. He is also a lecturer on design and rapid prototyping at MIT.
by emily on January 7th, 2014
Involution Studios Presents Health Axioms at Mass Innovation Nights
January 8, 2014
Monthly Innovation Nights are designed to help local innovators increase the buzz around new products and companies. Start-ups and entrepreneurs present their latest works and the social media community turns out to blog, tweet, […]
by Jon on October 18th, 2013
The team at Involution Studios — made up of Sarah Kaiser, Jane Kokernak, Kelly Mansfield, Harry Sleeper, and Juhan Sonin — created the Health Axioms card deck over an eight-month period. Starting with a dozen core, personal health habits, they turned these initial ideas into short catch phrases. Sarah and Kelly drew hundreds of sketches, which often drove the name […]
by Danielle on June 13th, 2013
Involution Studios’ hGraph — the only open source visualization for your complete health metrics — is being featured this month in “Digital Diagnosis: A New Generation of Healthcare Technology” in EContent Magazine.
The column, written by Eileen Mullan, explores how apps and visualization services like hGraph can help cut through the hassle of going to […]
by Jon on February 25th, 2013
Involution’s hGraph, an open source health metrics visualization, was recently featured in Wired Magazine online, highlighted in the article, “How Restyling the Mundane Medical Record Could Improve Health Care.” The Wired spot discusses hGraph’s strong social component: By tracking the data for entire families hGraph illustrates how some conditions, like obesity and heart disease, can be affected by collective […]
by Jon on January 20th, 2013
mHealth Zone: Why Aligning Creativity with Expertise is So Effective
January 24, 2013
On January 24, Involution Studios Creative Director Juhan Sonin will join hosts Ben Chodor and Corey Ackerman of Happtique, and special guest Paulo Machado, CEO and Founder of Health Innovations Partners, on the mHealth Zone […]
by Jon on January 18th, 2013
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), challenged designers across the United States to re-imagine the presentation of the medical record in order to create a better patient experience. The objective of the Health Design Challenge was to create a usable, beautiful medical record enabling patients to more easily […]
by Jon on October 19th, 2012
For Immediate Release
BOSTON, MA – October 19, 2012 – Involution Studios today announced that hGraph, an open source system for visualizing personal health metrics, has been selected as a finalist in the Healthcare and Wellness category for the 17th Annual MITX Interactive Awards. Held annually by the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange, the Awards recognize excellence […]
by Jon on June 28th, 2012
Involution client Segterra is doing its part to prepare US athletes for the upcoming 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London. Segterra’s innovative software product, Inside Tracker, is being used by champion track cyclist Sarah Hammer and triathletes Jarrod Shoemaker and Sarah Haskins to learn about nutritional deficiencies and excesses via bloodwork analytics and optimize and boost performance based […]
Involution Studios designs user experience for CodeRyte’s Natural Language Processing health system coding software
by Jon on March 30th, 2012
For Immediate Release
BETHESDA, Maryland (U.S.) – March 30, 2012 – CodeRyte, the leading and fastest growing Natural Language Processing (NLP) and computer-assisted coding supplier in healthcare, is partnering with Involution Studios for the user experience design of its ground breaking health system coding software. CodeRyte’s sophisticated NLP technology streamlines the coding process and identifies clinically relevant information about medical […]
Involution Principal to conduct applied UX methods workshop and expert session at HIMSS12, healthcare and technology conference
by Jon on February 15th, 2012
For Immediate Release
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (U.S.) – February 15, 2012 – Involution Studios Creative Director Juhan Sonin will conduct an applied UX methods workshop and expert session at the HIMSS12, healthcare and technology conference next week. The hands-on, interactive workshop will focus on real-world scenarios in measuring the effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction of the user experience with Electronic […]