Listen in while designers slash healthcare entrepreneurs,
Tina Park and Miya Osaki, share their revelries and
wrongdoings of running a business.
Things are about to get weird.
Health inequity is a real problem. And we’re mad about it. Minorities are underrepresented as changemakers in healthcare and often overlooked as patients.
It’s our last episode of Season 3, and if this one feels personal, that’s because it is. Join us for the finale, as Miya and Tina discuss inclusion in healthcare — or lack thereof — and how the danger of biases in systems has affected their own families.
But there is hope! M+T also talk about people who bring empathy, understanding and innovative methods of working, and how designers can help affect real change.
We believe that healthcare is a human right, and designers should play a role in this conversation.
Yes, design takes craft, but it also requires deeply observing and questioning the world around you, engaging communities, and maybe even using guerilla tactics. Enter: Sara Hendren–artist, design researcher, writer, professor at Olin College of Engineering and all-around badass. Much of Sara’s work focuses on assistive and adaptive technologies, as well as disability rights and advocacy.
Our penultimate episode of season 3 explores the intersection of design, disability and accessibility. Join Miya and Tina as Sara explains the origins of her Accessibility Icon Project, unpacks considering disability as a social model versus a medical model, and shares her belief that “design has it’s best work when it’s poking on the status quo.”
In Season 2–Episode 12, Katie McCurdy, healthcare designer extraordinaire (and good friend) joined us for an insightful conversation about bringing more designers into healthcare. On the flip side, more and more healthcare providers see the value of design, too. Doctoring, however, is not designing- so what exactly is the role of design from the provider’s point of view?
Tina and Miya reached out to Dr. Lalita Abhyankar, Family Physician and friend of the podcast, to share opinions on the benefits of bringing design into the clinic. (Yah, no…The EMR is BROKEN.)
Grab your stethoscope and your Post-its and listen in as Dr. Lalita talks about the creative side of medicine and the challenges doctors may face when healthcare doesn’t embrace a designerly mindset.
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