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This workshop was presented at the Healthcare Experience Refactored conference by Susan Dybbs and Katie McCurdy.
Dusty, unused PHRs. Complex EHRs out of line with clinicians’ workflows. Clearly many of our best attempts to improve healthcare with digital tools are failing. It’s not for a lack of time or money—it is because the design of these tools is not rooted in users’ needs, behaviors, preferences, or even ergonomics. Now is the time to bring the end user back into the design process.
A Participatory Design session brings end users together to help them articulate their needs and generate solutions. When conducted throughout the design process, this method allows us to create delightful experiences that truly address user’s needs, mental models and context – and that they actually want to use.
Susan and Katie will leverage their experience as User Experience Designers and Researchers to help you get acquainted with the theory and practice behind Participatory Design. By the end of this hands-on workshop, you’ll have a good understanding of participatory design techniques; you’ll understand when participatory design is useful, and you’ll have experienced this technique first-hand as a participant. Whether your end users are patients, healthcare professionals, or administrators, you’ll walk away with the basic skills to conduct your own Participatory Design workshops.
This session is for anyone who wants to understand how to bring the end user’s voice into the design process.