I'm an architect with a background in cognitive science and a focus on healthcare. I'm interested in design, technology and research that makes life healthier and simpler.
The new position at Zeidler has certainly been keeping me busy in the last few months; hence, a certain lack of activity on here. However, the office has recently been tasked with doing some research for an upcoming project, and I’m using it as an excuse to dig back into my research roots and as an opportunity to start filling this space with interesting things again. Watch this space.
I’m very happy to announce that as of the beginning of this week, I am now working at the Toronto office of Zeidler Partnership Architects as a designer and intern architect.
I have been brought on to join their healthcare architecture team and will be working on a number of upcoming healthcare projects. I am sorry that my time at Farrow is at last coming to an end, but I’m already enjoying my experience at Zeidler and am looking forward to my time here.
With this established, I’d like to see EBD strategies end up dictating steampunk patient rooms.
Great observations by Rajiv Leventhal. Even if the move to EHRs enables the a truly portable, patient-controlled medical record keeping system, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the information contained therein is going to be comprehensible.
I’m a big fan of the idea that showing patients their own medical data in an easily digestible way is the best way to change behaviour. Establishing cause and effect for one’s self is far more salient than being told what to do to be healthy; it’s the difference between reading the rules to baseball and actually going outside, throwing a ball around and swinging a bat.
If the move to a patient-centric system is going to meet it’s maximum potential, the ability to render the complex medical information it contains in a manner digestible for the layperson is key. Otherwise, the new, free EHR just becomes a tome that can only be deciphered by those in the know, and the technology involved would certainly allow us to do better than that.
I had the pleasure of attending the DesignMeets Healthcare mixer on Wednesday evening and connecting with a great number of interesting people, all focused on the redesign of various aspects of the healthcare world. DesignMeets is a series of events, each meant to bring together people who are involved in one of the many different manifestations of the very broad design industry.
As speaker Bonnie Tang noted, when you’re interested in this specific combination of fields, it’s often difficult to tell people what you actually do. It was nice to meet more people who are meet people all in the same boat.