Designing for Inclusion in Health Innovation

Innovation is less about new, shiny things and more about deep problem-solving and reframing. To address public health issues or create patient-centered innovations, we must understand the needs and priorities of different communities and ensure that innovations truly improve health outcomes and reflect the people for whom they serve. Design-thinking can engage with diverse patients and consumers, but in order for a human-centered design to gain traction and remain an organizational priority, there must be buy-in from all levels and stakeholders. This session explores a multi-faceted approach to advancing inclusivity and equity in healthcare to improve outcomes and commercial success, to build an inclusive workforce and empower patients to be a more meaningful part of the design process.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Jen Horonjeff

Savvy Cooperative

Vanessa Mason

Institute for the Future, Future of Belonging

Miya Osaki


Eric Swalwell

U.S. House of Representatives

Primary Entry
Platinum Badge
Interactive Badge
Secondary Entry
Music Badge
Film Badge