Growing our profession requires what I think of as practice leadership—things...– Kim Goodwin: On UX Leadership
What Happened to Downtime? The Extinction of Deep... →
The need to be connected is, in fact, very basic in Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, the psychological theory that explains the largest and most fundamental human desires. Our need for a sense of belonging comes right after physical safety. We thrive on friendship, family, and the constant affirmation of our existence and relevance. Our self-esteem is largely a product of our interactions with...
All products are predictions and all predictions are wrong.– paraphrasing Stewart Brand
Clayton Christensen and Siri | asymco →
…like any disruption, the potential of Siri is rooted in four principles: Humble early goals which it accomplishes well A large population of enthusiastic adopters who give it sustenance Plenty of headroom in improvement giving it areas to grow into with positive feedback A patient sponsor who makes a stable living Textbook lesson on how to introduce disruptive new technology.
How the Health-Care System Slows Mobile Medical...
“It doesn’t matter how good these technologies are; if doctors can’t get reimbursed for looking at blood-pressure data that the patient records at home, they are not going to do it,” says Richard Grant, a physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Center for Connected Health. via: How the Health-Care System Slows Mobile Medical Technology
Medical Apps to Assist With Diagnoses Cleared by...
Mobile MIM is among a handful of medical apps that the F.D.A. has cleared for diagnostic use. Many others will probably appear as more smartphones and tablets make their way into the pockets of doctors’ white coats or onto their office desks. In preparation, the F.D.A. is working on guidelines for such apps, and in September it conducted a two-day public workshop for feedback. via: Medical Apps...
Consent system puts patients in charge of their...
A few physician practices are scheduled to test a federally authorized system that would make it easier for patients to decide how, when and with whom to share their health data — and easier for doctors to know their patients’ choices. via: Consent system puts patients in charge of their health data
Pixar's Motto: Going From Suck to Nonsuck →
…finding ways to fail quickly, to invest less emotion and less time in any particular idea or prototype or piece of work, is a consistent feature of the work methods of successful creators.
I’ve discussed methods and techniques for synthesis, and the culture and...– - Jon Kolko via: When Trying to Invent, Being Objective Can Cripple Your Process
Design Can Improve Healthcare; Can It Also Lead to...
For starters, medicine is far less “human-centered” — that is, patient-centered — than most observers appreciate. In the exact same way that well-intentioned engineers often go awry by creating features based on their own perception of what they perceive users must want, medicine has spent a lot of effort focused on a physician’s idea of a patient, rather than...
Med 2.0 | The 6 P’s of Social Health — Reflections...
While the various speakers addressed a variety of topics covering a wide spectrum of healthcare topics — from “data liberation” in the government, to the quantified self, to how mobile is empowering health — there were some common themes that came through… So, you’ve heard of the “5 P’s of Marketing“? Well, here are the 6 P’s of Social Health: via: The 6 P’s of Social Health
We don’t need a lot more anthropologists in the state. It’s a great degree if...– Florida Governor Rick Scott, via: @krystaldcosta
The lesson is that, even today, we are designing for tomorrow’s technology. ...– Oldie but a goodie: Must read. (via centraldogma / @jensmccabe)
The 7 Stages of Robot Replacement →
A robot/computer cannot possibly do what I do. OK, it can do a lot, but it can’t do everything I do. OK, it can do everything I do, except it needs me when it breaks down, which is often. OK, it operates without failure, but I need to train it for new tasks. Whew, that was a job that no human was meant to do, but what about me? My new job is more fun and pays more now that...
Lawrence Lessig: #OccupyWallSt, Then #OccupyKSt,... →
It is way too early, and perhaps even a bit crazy, to see an American Spring in the growing protests on Wall Street. Yet. But there is no doubt that if there is one place in America that these protests should begin, it is there, and it is now.
Articulate Coding →
casestatement: We get lunch brought in to work on Fridays. I took the opportunity to show great videos to the team while we all ate. It’s a lunch and learn with zero effort. Today we watched Kent Beck’s QCon talk on Responsive Design. It’s certainly worth checking out if you’re bored, although it is a bit… Excellent post on the practical application of patterns, design principles, and...
The worldview [Jobs] was describing perfectly echoed [Polaroid founder Edwin]...– The Man Who Inspired Jobs - NYTimes.com (via Marc Hedlund)
5 Biggest Ideas on The Future Design of Health...
Here are my top five conference takeaways on the future design of health care.http://www.fastcodesign.com/1665162/the-five-biggest-ideas-on-the-future-of-health-care-design
brandonschauer.com: Q: who's designing services?... →
brandonschauer: I wanted to better pose the question that I ended yesterday’s post on market sizing for service design. Here goes: If roughly half-a-billion dollars is spent on the design and planning of services in the U.S., then why are service designers only doing $70 million of that work? (And for… The size of the service design pie.
Adding “Design Founders” to the mix is a potential “black swan:” hard to...– Design is becoming a competitive advantage for startups | VentureBeat (via taylordavidson)
fred-wilson: Can’t Hardly Wait (mats cover) -...
Who are the 99 percent? #occupywallstreet... →
Advocacy group Health Care for America Now analyzed all 546 posts on “We are the 99 percent” since the Tumblr launched in late August. It found that nearly half of those (262 messages) mention health concerns that range from cost of medication to forgoing treatment to treatment denials.
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap...– Steve Jobs
Minute Clinics Fill A Legitimate Need, But Are...
The Annals of Internal Medicine, a prestigious medical journal, reported on the quality of these retail clinics and concluded that the quality of care for ear infections, sore throats and urinary tract infections in fast-medicine outlets was similar to that in physicians’ offices, but at lower cost. While this is ammo for fast-med aficionados, it doesn’t address a more important point. I’ll...
Good SF supplies a plausible, fully thought-out picture of an alternate reality...– Neal Stephenson on the hieroglyph theory of science fiction’s relevance to future studies. From Innovation Starvation.
Next time you go to the doctor, he may warn you that your EMR says that you have...– Hell yes. via: EMR Needs a Kick… (via centraldogma)
Designers Are The New Drivers Of American... →
We also need to know a lot more about “meaning,” not just the data gathered by ethnography but knowledge that takes us much deeper into understanding culture. We need to know more about shared spectacle and why we crave it, and how honing craft and skill to near perfection can enable you to make and do the unique—which is what entrepreneurs do.
STEAM represents the economic progress and breakthrough innovation that comes...– Support STEM to STEAM Please contact your state representatives and ask them to co-sponsor H.Res 319 if you believe, like we do, that art + science = innovation.
Peer-to-peer Healthcare at Medicine 2.0 |...
Pew Internet research has found that if you enable an environment in which people can share, they will. And the benefits of that sharing will entice others to join. That’s peer-to-peer health care. via: Peer-to-peer Healthcare at Medicine 2.0