DESIGN THINKING for RESEARCH: RESOURCES
Why Design Thinking?
Design thinking solutions are found at the intersection of need, possibility, and opportunity, compared problem-focused approaches adopted by researchers to solution-focused approaches adopted by designers.
Design thinking can enable interdisciplinary approaches to research by providing a framework to iteratively work toward solutions to real-world problems.
- How can design improve approaches to interdisciplinary research on aging?
Presented by Audrey Patocs, December 7, 2018 | Slides
- MIRA Innovation Workbook: User-centred research
Prepared by Robert Fleisig and Harry Mahler. This workbook is intended to guide researchers in their application of design to user-centred research | Workbook
- Patient Engagement Resource Guide
Presented by Julia Abelson, January 23, 2018 | Document
- Design Thinking Workshop
Presented by Robert Fleisig and Harry Mahler, February 15, 2018 | Slides
- Design Thinking Webinar
Presented by Robert Fleisig | Webinar | Slides
- Persona Scenarios
Persona scenarios are detailed, but generalized descriptions of potential users or stakeholders. They can be used to help designers or researchers empathize with multiple viewpoints and perspectives. Described in Valaitis et al, 2014 | Examples
- HTHSCI 4ID3: Innovation by Design | Website
This course enables students to learn about and engage in design thinking as a method to asses problems/challenges and create innovative ideas.
- DesignCORE, IT Carlow, Ireland | Website
MIRA and DesignCORE signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in 2017. DesignCORE Director Collin Deevy and Resarch Leader in Design Ethnography PJ White visitied McMaster University in November 2017 to help launch MIRA's major programs of research in exercise, nutrition and mobility in aging, and technology, environment and mobility in aging.
- ABBY by Ambient Activity: A case study in design thinking | Website
MIRA seminar presented by Andrea Wilkinson, Marc Kanik, Mark Chignell and Judy O'Neill on March 20, 2018
- Persona-scenario exercise for co-designing primary care.
Ruta Valaitis, Jennifer Longaphy, Kalpana Nair, Gina Agarwal, Lauren Griffith, Monika Kaster, Doug Oliver, Jenny Ploeg, Sharon Straus, Lisa Dolovich (2014)
- Patient Engagement and Canada’s SPOR Initiative: A Resource Guide for Research Teams and Networks. Julia Abelson (2015)
Public and patient involvement in health technology assessment: A framework for action. Julia Abelson, Renata Axler, Frank Wagner, Stephen Petersen, Deirdre DeJean, Sarah Boesveld, Shamara Baidoobonso, Francois-Pierre Gauvin, Gaylene Pron, Sally Bean, Mita Giacomini, and John Lavis (2016)
- The Art of Innovation, by Tom Kelley
- Insight Out, by Tina Seelig
- Change by Design, Tim Brown
- Design Thinking, by Nigel Cross
- Creative Confidence, by Tom & David Kelley
- The Designful Company, by Marty Neumeier
- The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage, by Roger Martin
- Weird Ideas That Work, by Robert Sutton
- Wired to Care, by Dev Patnaik
- Exposing the Magic of Design, by Jon Kolko
- The human factor: revolutionizing the way we live with technology. Vicente, Kim.