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[ _______________ ] Estuvo Aquí / Was Here

Andrea Archer (2018) A program that applies the social design process to the effort to solve the overwhelming issues of the opioid epidemic in public parks. Estuvo Aquí/Was Here shifts from working on the symptoms of public injection and discarded syringes to the urgent need for supporting health in the most vulnerable populations. Process Paper:…

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32 Flavors of Black Women

Jeralyn Powell (2018) Exploring how the intersectionality of being black and a woman affects self-discovery and perception of future selves, 32 Flavors creates a safe space to be accepted and validated while experiencing their multi-faceted identity. Process Paper: (PDF)

Just Ask.

Jessica Silver, Sofia Granefelt Lauren (2018) How can the design of health clinics inside jails and prisons improve people’s ability to give and receive healthcare? Can it change the fact that people behind bars lose two years of life expectancy for every one they spend there? Just Ask a novel and simple approach that surfaces…

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Yummy Secret

Jinwei Hu, Lirong Yang (2018) A program that creates closer relationships between local communities and seniors in nursing homes through recipe and memory sharing. Process Paper: (PDF)

Headway: A Survivors’ Guide To Survivorship

Stephen Morrison, Hrudaya Veena Yanamandala (2018) A real-time survivor’s guide to support for cancer survivors, Headway connects survivors to each other, and to caring experts who can give them what they need to thrive. Process Paper: (PDF)

PEER UP For Cancer

Wen Tang (2017)

“Tools to aid communication between young adult cancer patients and their friends, and make it easier for them to offer relevant and appropriate support.”

MatchPret

by Alex Wu

“MatchPret helps patients and family members find the best medical interpreter for their hospital visits.”

HeyMama

by Yena Lukac

“Addressing perinatal mental health problems by building a strong, active and knowledgeable support system for new mothers.”

The V Store

by Maia Kaufman

“A for-profit store that merges sexual and reproductive health — a ‘genius bar’ for vaginas.”

It Makes Sense

by Rodrigo Muñoz and Rinat Sherzer

“Enhancing tactile experiences to connect to soothing memories and bring them to life through illustrations as a means to better relate with anxiety.”

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