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week 1 (8/21, 8/23)

August 21

August 23 from Julia Jones

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta - Key Room Standards

week 2 (8/28, 8/30)

site visit car pooling

Some Useful Resources

Snap Shots of Hughes Spalding

week 3 (9/4, 9/6)

Required IRB training.

Gerri Lamb's slides media:Down_the_Rabbithole_slides.ppt
Perkins+Wills, Jones Lindgren's slides media:Jones_presentation.pdf

week 4 (9/11, 9/13)

Ellen's presentation - part I Media:pedcenter.pdf

and part II media:room-future.pdf

Also check out the readings listed below, as well as the distraction and diversion technology reported by the [Believe in Tomorrow Foundation]

week 5 (9/18, 9/20)

Project presentations and discussions

week 6 (9/25, 9/27)

each team - discuss 10 min

then report about

the problems that your team have observed or is trying to solve

  • framing the problems first
  • then find related literature & solutions
  • then come back to visit the solutions you have come up with

we will later discuss criteria for judging the project proposals

here are the notes from the class -- state the problem

  • patient info are inaccessible and confusing
  • patient not given friendly & useful info about their stay to manage their care
  • lack of hand washing cause high infection rate in hospitals - hard time washing hands - why (culture, time, location?)
  • a mother (parent) are easily distracted (with multiple children together)
  • patient frustrated by - too many places to go for one visit (& not knowing where to go)
  • wait area not friendly and useful - how do you know that?
  • the ignorance of the physical and psychological needs of different user groups lead to poor designed waiting area
  • waiting room not clean, not adaptable for multiple size of children
  • not all patients needs to be hospitalized (e.g. chronic diseases unnecessarily hospitalized)
  • patient perceive lost of control --> stress and anxiety
  • how can we make change noticeable?
   we want to make the problems CRISP !!!

Please complete IRB training AsAP.. post your certificate on your member page when you have it

  • think about meaningful problems, problems..
  • don't just think about solutions (even though we do want solutions) ;-)

(otherwise, it's like To a hammer, everything is a nail)

  • we should be finding what problems are - then figure out what innovations we can do to help solve the problems ;-)

week 7 (10/2, 10/4)

Each team should

(1) identify at least 5 principles as discussed in class 9/27

(2) identify at least 5 problems your team are interested - present the problems in "crisp" and "brief" descriptions

(3) find at least 10 related literature, either evidence, benchmarking or best practices examples (look up Center of Health Design's evidence based design solutions or intentions for each problem, or information collected from site visit

(4) add at least 5 questions to the Q&As area (please sign your team name after the question)

Present this on October 2nd

Below are the class notes on problem/solution development

File:Problem Solution Development.pdf

week 8 (10/9, 10/11)

10/9 Fall Recess, no class

10/11 Presentation of Project Proposals

week 9 (10/16, 10/18)

week 10 (10/23, 10/25)

week 11 (10/30, 11/1)

week 12 (11/6, 11/8)

week 13 (11/13, 11/15)

week 14 (11/20, 11/22)

week 15 (11/27, 11/29)

refinement for open house

week 16 (12/4, 12/6)

Final Presentations (VIP and Public Open House)

week 17 (12/11, 12/13)

Final report due 12/13

Some resources about technology and children and healthcare

--Ellendo 1:20, 20 August 2007 (EDT)

Related Readings:

On Healthcare Design

On Healthcare

On Technology

  • Nokia N800 Internet Tablet with Skype [2]
  • 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.