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Sunday, September 17, 2017  |  1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Separate Registration Required

Design Institute for Health Tour

The Design Institute for Health, a collaboration between Dell Medical School and the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin, embeds design thinking into the cultural fabric of Dell Medical School, enabling unprecedented innovation in an academic health environment. Design thinking is a way to solve problems by approaching them from a new, more human perspective. It is particularly useful in moving past legacy approaches to address complex challenges, like our health system. Embedded in teams across Dell Med, the Design Institute opens up new ideas and creates nimble implementations that demonstrate a new way forward.


The Design Institute’s space is uncommon to academic medical environments. Designed to support the tools, processes, and rapid pace of design-led work, the studio’s open office concept is reconfigurable to adapt one space to many activities of work. There are no private offices and square footage is dedicated to project spaces and collaborative work areas where cross-disciplinary teams of internal faculty and staff and external partners will design together. Attendees will get a chance to see the studio, work that features design methodology, and a tour of the adjacent clinical facilities.