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Architecting Habit Design Solutions with IDEO & Mary Cain (Part 1)

  • Jul 11, 2012 · 6:00 PM
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Happy Summer, Habit Designers! We're excited to return to our awesome partner, IDEO, this time to discuss architecting habit design solutions. With over 400 companies & organizations now building products based on habit design in our community, you definitely won't want to miss this event! Check out our new Vimeo channel with videos of talks from the last meetup (more to be posted soon).


  1. RSVP NOW, we always sell out quickly. Bring a +1!
  2. Nominate yourself to give a short 5-minute ignite talk about architecting a habit design solution (more info when you RSVP).


6:00-6:30: Social mingling, networking
6:30-7:00: IDEO
7:00-7:30: Mary Cain (HT3 Consulting)
7:30-8:00: 4-5 Ignite-style talks from members
8:00-8:30: Wrapup & mingling

8:30-: Dinner nearby for those who want to continue the conversation...


IDEO is an award-winning global design firm that takes a human-centered, design-based approach to helping organizations in the public and private sectors innovate and grow. IDEO identifies new ways to serve and support people by uncovering latent needs, behaviors, and desires.

IDEO envisions new companies and brands, and we design the products, services, spaces, and interactive experiences that bring them to life.

IDEO helps organizations build creative culture and the internal systems required to sustain innovation and launch new ventures.


Mary is co-founder of HT3, a healthcare technology & services consultancy. Mary’s primary areas of expertise are forecasting, scenario planning, product management and market research. Combined with her strong facilitation skills and business process and operations know-how, Mary helps our customers to figure out what they will need to be wildly successful today and in the future. Mary has spent the past 20 years either in strategic planning and forecasting or “in the trenches” of health and wellness services organizations developing and delivering health and wellness products, programs and services. Mary has been responsible for the development and management of products and services across the health continuum including prevention, lifestyle management and disease management services. She has conceived, designed and implemented an award-winning health behavior change coaching program and is passionate about creating opportunities to increase individual activation and for activated patients to engage in self-care. Other significant experience includes the Menlo Park think tank, Institute for the Future, where Mary was a Director in the health consulting practice from 1996 to 2003. Her research focused on the effect of consumer behavior, technological innovation and information technology on health and healthcare. Mary is the author of numerous publications most of which are related to transformative health technologies and processes. Mary holds a Masters of Public Health in Health Policy and Administration with a focus in Aging from the University of California at Berkeley. Her undergraduate Bachelors degree is in German from University of Virginia. She has been a member of Care Continuum Alliance’s “Transitions of Care” Workgroup and the Markle Foundation’s “Connected for Health” Workgroup.

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  • Wako T.

    Thanks for all the positive feedback on my Habit of Friendship presentation. Several of you told me you were going to start a weekly share with friends. I would love to hear about your experience! Send me a note: wakotakayama(at)gmail or @wakot. Celebrating yours week's wins and highlights,

    July 13, 2012

  • Betsy B.

    The IDEO presentation was great and just would've loved to have seen the whole thing and had Q&A.

    July 12, 2012

  • Julian Keith L.

    Mary Cain rocked the house! She had great examples and clearly mapped out some big opportunities related to health habit design. In the Part 2 event next month, Julie Price is going to present her pioneering work related to habit design for endurance training. Highly recommended!

    July 12, 2012

  • David L.

    IDEO presentation was very interesting but unfortunately cut short; in contrast, the final speaker took FAR too much of our time (and too little of that talking about habit design) in spite of body language from Michael Kim and audience, and despite two additional speakers waiting (then rescheduled). I appreciate the nuggets of value and connections at these events, but time limits must be respected for attendance to be worth it. Thanks.

    July 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good meeting. I wish there had been more time to debate and discuss some of what was presented...Thank you.

    July 12, 2012

  • David A.

    Fun and informative.

    July 12, 2012

  • Arena

    Great presentations and I really enjoyed the format of having lightning talks after the main talks.

    July 11, 2012

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