• Project Night

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    Project nights are monthly meetings the held first Monday of the month. They're a chance for you to discuss, network, trade skills, and get involved with projects that change Boston for the better. This is an opportunity for members to meet other locals practitioners and those interested in what Action Design covers in a more casual setting. We'll also have working groups for ongoing projects. People are encouraged to bring and share snacks too if interested. If you're looking for feedback or have a project that you're interested in sharing with the group, let us know before the night of the event. Project Nights are a collaboration between Action Design and CIC Boston.

  • Project Night

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    Project nights are monthly meetings the held first Monday of the month. They're a chance for you to discuss, network, trade skills, and get involved with projects that change Boston for the better. This is an opportunity for members to meet other locals practitioners and those interested in what Action Design covers in a more casual setting. We'll also have working groups for ongoing projects. People are encouraged to bring and share snacks too if interested. If you're looking for feedback or have a project that you're interested in sharing with the group, let us know before the night of the event. Project Nights are a collaboration between Action Design and CIC Boston.

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  • Action Design Radio EP13: Combining Technology and Behavioral Interventions

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    Episode Title: Combining Technology and Behavioral Interventions, with Spencer Greenberg Find Action Design Radio on: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/action-design-radio/id1293571224?mt=2 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnI9JtesUFbHcjw6x7YrCnAdceAGIZJ5i Podcast Addict: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bambuna.podcastaddict&hl=en Or anywhere else you usually get your podcasts. About the episode Spencer Greenberg is an applied mathematician, entrepreneur, and self-described "collector of powerful tools." He is the Founder and CEO of multiple companies, including Spark Wave -- a venture builder (a.k.a. a foundry, or startup studio) that creates software products with the goal of achieving large social impact. Spencer joins Erik and Zarak to discuss his unique perspective on psychology and behavior. He takes a background in technology and combines it with applied social science to build platforms that implement complex behavioral interventions. How does one choose the right methodology when conducting a study? What's the difference between testing a hypothesis and trying to accurately predict the future? How does fatigue change throughout the day? Are most people who suffer from depression aware of it? How can social media be utilized to inspire creative thinking in research? Why publish a paper when you can release an app that people can use? Sound Bite You've got a tool belt. The tool belt has 20 tools on it. At any given moment, you have to decide what tool to use. Each tool is a way of gathering information. One tool might be running a randomized controlled trial to test different interventions. One tool might be running a qualitative survey. One tool might be interviewing people. . . You have to ask yourself, 'Given the things I don't know, and the most important of those things that I need to know, which tool in the tool belt is best?'" Dive Deeper New to each podcast episode, Action Design National will be adding an accompanying post to their blog: http://www.action-design.org/blog/

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  • HXD 2019: Health + Design = Real World Change

    Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston

    We're joining again with Mad*Pow for HxD, now in its 10th year. Members can check out the agenda and sign up today with code #MITX and receive $200 off of registration! http://www.hxdconf.com Attendees must register through the URL above. Register with the code #MITX and receive $200 off of registration. Person-centered design and innovation have the power to improve health and drive systemic change. It was in this spirit that the Health Experience Design Conference (HXD) was created, to provide a unique crossroads for a diverse community of leaders and practitioners in strategy, innovation, research, design, and technology to accelerate transformation across the health ecosystem. Attracting hundreds of visionaries, this two-day mix of inspiring presentations, workshops, and discussion will help drive real world change. The 2019 Conference will include keynotes speakers Stephen Downs or RWJF, Kevin Dedner of Henry Health, Karen Dillon, NYT Best-Selling Author, and Cheryl Dahle of Flip Labs, a transition design firm. Conference tracks will cover topics from Patient Experience, Innovation to Execution, Behavior Change Design, Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health, Health Literacy, Digital Interventions for Mental Health, Managing the Logistics and Finances of Health, to Innovating for Community Impact Across the Health Ecosystem. Additional premium workshops will cover topics from Creating Behavioral Personas, to Designing and Measuring Engagement in Behavior Change Interventions, to Participatory Design and to a Quick Start Guide for UX Research. Convening since 2011, HXD has been thoughtfully designed to create a community that is inspired to make things happen. Workshops and other interactive activities will immerse you in exciting learning opportunities and connect you with other doers across the healthcare ecosystem. Find your people, challenge status quo, and get your groove back at HXD 2019!

  • Project Night

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    Project nights are monthly meetings the held first Monday of the month. They're a chance for you to discuss, network, trade skills, and get involved with projects that change Boston for the better. This is an opportunity for members to meet other locals practitioners and those interested in what Action Design covers in a more casual setting. We'll also have working groups for ongoing projects. People are encouraged to bring and share snacks too if interested. If you're looking for feedback or have a project that you're interested in sharing with the group, let us know before the night of the event. Project Nights are a collaboration between Action Design and CIC Boston.

  • Balance for Better: International Women's Day 2019

    EF Education First

    Join Action Design Boston and Education First for a reception and panel discussion for International Women's Day. Under the 2019 theme of Balance for Better, this year’s IWD panel features local representatives from organizations whose research and programming is aimed at reducing inequality and removing systemic social and economic barriers for advancement. From grassroots activism to worldwide action, we are entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance. We notice its absence and celebrate its presence. Balance drives a better working world. Let's all help #BalanceforBetter. Schedule 6:00: Check-In / Reception (Food & Refreshments provided by EF) 6:30: Introductions 7:00: Panel, Q&A 8:30: Networking Our Panel Brenna Callahan Policy and Communications Manager Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement Anny Martinez Director, Jamaica Plain Forum Program on Inequality and the Common Good Institute for Policy Studies Claudia Thompson Launch Director BNI Massachusetts Alba N. Villamil (Moderator) User Experience Researcher Lillah Williams Director of Tours IT EF Education First Our Partners EF Education First For over 50 years EF has been working toward one global mission: Opening the World Through Education. Together with educators worldwide, we provide experiences that teach critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration and global competence. International Women's Day International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women's Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first​ ​IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Directions & Parking Parking: Museum of Science Garage (pay per hour) Parking lot behind our building (Pay per hour) Lechmere Parking lot (pay per hour) Meters (only about 6 meters in front of building) Public Transportation: Red Line – Charles MGH stop (15 minute walk) Orange Line – Community College Stop (12 minute walk) Green Line – Science Park Stop – (1o minute walk) Green Line – North Station Stop (12 minute walk)

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  • Action Design Radio EP12: Sustainable Behavior Change for Health and Fitness

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    Episode Title: Sustainable Behavior Change for Health and Fitness, with Adam Gilbert Find Action Design Radio on: iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/action-design-radio/id1293571224?mt=2 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnI9JtesUFbHcjw6x7YrCnAdceAGIZJ5i Podcast Addict: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bambuna.podcastaddict&hl=en Or anywhere else you usually get your podcasts. About the episode Adam Gilbert is a nationally-recognized health, fitness, and motivational expert and trainer. He is the Founder of MyBodyTutor, which helps people stick to their health and fitness goals. Adam is regularly featured in national media and is a syndicated author on topics ranging from recognizing business opportunities, customer service, marketing, and following your passion for nutrition, exercise, discipline, and motivation. Adam joins our hosts Erik and Zarak to discuss his approach to creating long-term, sustainable behavior change. By nature, change is inherently uncomfortable, so how do we make it as comfortable as possible? After years of learning and incorporating psychology into his work, Adam’s philosophy is that the only way to really help someone get through that initial discomfort is through heavy support and accountability. He also stresses the importance of avoiding the all-or-nothing mindset: The 20-minute workout you do is better than the hour-long workout you don’t do, and the good diet you can stick with is better than the perfect diet you can’t sustain. By utilizing daily and personal accountability, Adam and MyBodyTutor use MPH (Mindset, Psychology & Habits) to help their clients take their behavior change goals from concept to reality. Sound Bite “The thing that I felt was missing was some sort of accountability, really. Because people had the knowledge but they couldn’t implement it, and I asked ‘Is there a way to be in communication with these people on a daily basis?’ That’s when I thought of a program that offers daily accountability – because as you know, there’s a huge difference between knowing what to do and actually doing it on a daily basis. So that’s where the idea of daily and personal accountability came into play, and that’s what I built the entire company on.” Dive Deeper New to each podcast episode, Action Design National will be adding an accompanying post to their blog: http://www.action-design.org/blog/

  • Project Night

    Location visible to members

    Project nights are monthly meetings the held first Monday of the month. They're a chance for you to discuss, network, trade skills, and get involved with projects that change Boston for the better. This is an opportunity for members to meet other locals practitioners and those interested in what Action Design covers in a more casual setting. We'll also have working groups for ongoing projects. People are encouraged to bring and share snacks too if interested. If you're looking for feedback or have a project that you're interested in sharing with the group, let us know before the night of the event. Project Nights are a collaboration between Action Design and CIC Boston.

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