13 October

Digesting Science: multiple sclerosis (MS)

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This is a great example for breaking down complex information by steps. One of the reasons why some educational tools fail is because they try to show too much at once. Beauty of interactive tools like this is allowing learners to follow a simple steps that information becomes digestible. I like the way they choose […]

8 September

The value of knowing academic background

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I recently read the Richard Easterlin’s paper “How beneficient is the market? A look at the modern history of mortality” and just blown away by the way the paper tastefully argues and reasons. (Perhaps I have been reading online too much lately.) I was happy that I finally glimpsed where the ideas and arguments in […]

6 September

How to open up users to talk?

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I have been involved in international public health projects lately and tried to apply design methodologies during the process as much as possible: interviews, observation, research, ideation, prototype, testing etc etc. However, one of the biggest obstacles I found is that not many users open up to talk about their needs or thoughts, especially in […]

2 August

Human-Centered Design for Social Innovation

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http://plusacumen.org/courses/hcd-for-social-innovation/ I have been participating this Acumen workshop with 4 other awesome team members. Our backgrounds are diverse: Design, Finance, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, IT, etc… The topic we choose among 3 is: how might we provide healthier food options for people in need of them? Since we want to localize the topic, our modified topic has […]

2 August

Online resources for new design

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Found great web magazines and blogs: Yanko Design: http://www.yankodesign.com found them while searching for “Smart Fridge” examples. This website has interesting collection of design. Too many ad banners though. 붕어IQ의 세상사는 이야기: http://myth9.tistory.com : Applicable for Korean speakers only. Its IT column is really easy to read and, most of all, very practical Impressive new […]

18 October

Helsinki Design Lab, In Studio: Recipes for systemic change

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I just downloaded the online version of HDL’s first book: In Studio: Recipes for Systemic change. It’s hard to verbalize why, but I simply feel that HDL and this book would be relevant to my projects. The vision I have, and the role I am trying to clarify in the complex healthcare area. I decided […]

11 October

Health infographics @Pinterest

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I am not gonna say all of them look meaningful. But it’s a good way to see the trend in healthcare infographics. http://pinterest.com/simphilip/health-promotion/ I really really need to fininsh Richard Saul Wurman’s Understanding Healthcare. It’s a 10 years old book, but the ideas for healthcare innovation haven’t changed much. Either we use a smartphone or […]

4 October

SEO & Analytics from Andy McIlwain

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http://www.andymci.com/webmasters-toolkit-seo-analytics/ This was probably my favorite presentation from WordCamp 2012! It’s not because Andy obviously informed us of great tools, but because he pointed out the importance of having a clear goal for SEO and web traffic. It sounds like such a common sense, but it’s not. I’m just going to refer his words since […]

14 September

Verifyapp: Online user feedback and concept testing tool!

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As a designer (I claim:), I am totally sold by Verifyapp. Listen their argument in the demo: “Instead of relying on your own intuition, use data in your design!” http://verifyapp.com/tour It almost feels painful not knowing about this tool earlier. Of course, this type of tools should be carefully used. In some cases, one person’s […]

14 September

Visual Medical Dictionary

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This can be one of the most interesting dictionary projects I’ve seen for medicine. http://www.curehunter.com/public/dictionary.do Although the “visual” menus are not as interactive as Visual Thesauru, the interface shows a great potential as a decision supporting tool.