About the event:
Ethnographic research. Usability studies. Competitive analysis. User interviews. Participatory workshops. Designers use many tools to understand users, stakeholders, and the competitive landscape. Unfortunately, published scientific research often gets left out of the design process. As designers, we have the power to fold in the latest evidence about what works into our projects in health, education, finance, and other social impact projects to bridge the gap between theory and implementation.
In this session, you’ll learn the when, why, and how of a scientific literature review, as well as how to synthesize findings and integrate them with traditional design research methods to inform concept development.
About our speaker:
Aidan Hudson-Lapore is a behavior change designer at Mad*Pow, where she works with clients in healthcare to design empirically supported-behavior change interventions. She is a graduate of the Brown|RISD Dual-Degree program, where she received a B.F.A. in industrial design and a B.A. in cognitive science. In addition to promoting health and wellbeing, Aidan is interested in ways to productively apply design to issues of ethics, climate change, sustainability, and effective communication, and civic engagement.