Why should I learn about Healthcare Design?

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Because your patients and your hospitals need creative problem-solvers.

The health care system is broken. Burnout among clinicians is high, patients are frustrated, and health care costs are skyrocketing. It’s easy to feel cynical when faced with problems that seem impossible to change. But having a designer’s mindset can help you to see and create opportunities for innovation in health care. Our broken system needs a new generation of fixers who can apply creativity and human-centered design to improve health outcomes, reduce inefficiencies and improve the experiences for patients. 

By learning from our expert group of designers and clinicians, you will gain an understanding of how to apply design thinking to solve problems in healthcare. You will learn about empathy, problem definition, ideation, rapid prototyping, and testing/iteration. After this two-day workshop, you will know the tips and tricks necessary to tackle problems using the mindset of a designer.



  • Understand and capably apply design thinking steps/principles to healthcare challenges

  • Develop ethnographic skills

  • Reframe problems from the point of view of an end-user

  • Recognize and apply several approaches to ideation

  • Rapidly create prototypes including storyboards, walk-throughs, and low-fidelity mock-ups

  • Identify resources and toolkits to enhance your continuing education

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Want to learn more?

Please start off by visiting us on our Health Design website.

The Health Design Lab is part of Thomas Jefferson University.