Course notes

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week 1 (8/21, 8/23)

August 21

20 minutes - Origami, creativity and teamwork - Ellen

20 minutes - Jeremy talks about What's in ED, media:ER_Future_What Happens in ER.pdf

20 minutes - Overview of Healthcare - David media: Introduction to Healthcare Delivery.pdf

20 minutes - introduction of the class - Craig (and all)

  • check the homework assignments on the left side bar

August 23

  • Course objectives and schedule - Craig
  • best of previous projects - Toward a Smart Healing Environment Summary - Ellen (actual presentation at Aug 27)
  • homework

week 2 (8/28, 8/30)

August 28

  • Take notes in the Site visits, and upload your report to the wiki site. You would present your observation Tuesday September 4th.

August 30


Week 3 (9/4, 9/6)

  • 2 Grady ER visits scheduled for Thursday - 9 am, and 4 pm - depart from Georgia Tech.

Week 4 (9/11, 9/13)

  • Pecha-Kucha presentation of ER observation on Sep 11 th.
  • just google to find good Pecha Kucha examples!

here are 3 good examples -


  • tour of Emory EUH ED on Tuesday morning (leaving on the Emory shuttle at 815am (Atlanta/Ferst, in front of the Cherry Biology Building) returning at 1045am to the same place.
  • And Thursday afternoon trip to Emory Midtown after class (we are walking).

Week 5 (9/18, 9/20)

Problem identification.

Week 6 (9/25, 9/27)

Problem defined and understood

Week 7 (10/2, 10/4)

Survey results media:Topic-Survey-128pm.pdf

Week 8 (10/9, 10/11)

Presentation of possible Options - design solutions.


Week 9 (10/16, 10/18)

After Fall Break, presentation of Solutions.

Week 10 (10/23, 10/25)

10/25 to present 1st Pototype

Week 11 (10/30, 11/1)

Week 12 (11/6, 11/8)


Week 13 (11/13, 11/15)


Design testing and evaluation with visitors - to play with full-scale mock-up demonstration models.

Week 14 (11/20, 11/22)

11/22 Thanksgiving Break

Week 15 (11/27, 11/29)

Week 16 (12/4, 12/6)

Final presentations (VIP & Public Open House)



Some resources about technology and emergenency medicine


Related Readings:

On Healthcare Design

On Healthcare

On Technology

  • Nokia N800 Internet Tablet with Skype [1]
  • Hornof, A. J. & Cavender, A. (2005). EyeDraw: Enabling children with severe motor impairments to draw with their eyes. Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York: ACM, 161-170. PDF file.