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Health Care Design Conference - 2013 Boston


Sunday, March 24 - Pre-Conference Workshops

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Registration, Breakfast & Coffee

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM  Full Day Workshop

Masterclass in Behavior Design - SOLD OUT

I invite you to join me in Boston for a full day of learning how to create products that change people's behavior. At this event I will teach you... read more.

Dr. BJ Fogg
Director of the Persuasive Tech Lab at Stanford University

Breakfast will be served at 8:30 AM and lunch at 12:00 PM

Monday, March 25 - Main Conference

8:00 - 8:30 AM

Registration, Breakfast & Coffee

8:30 - 8:40 AM  Ballroom A

Opening Address

The theme of HxD 2013 is well-being as the foundation for health. Speakers will discuss how life -- the messy stuff, the real stuff— can either... read more.

Amy Cueva

8:40 - 9:00 AM  Ballroom A

Evolving Health IT User Experience: The View from DC

While federal government’s meaningful use incentive program accelerated the adoption of technology in hospitals and medical offices across... read more.

Ryan Panchadsaram
The White House

Jacob Reider
ONC HIT, US Dept of Health and Human Services

9:00 - 9:30 AM  Ballroom A

Opening Keynote

Jane McGonigal is a world-renowned creator of alternate reality games, or games designed to solve real problems and improve players' real lives... read more.

Jane McGonigal
Reality is Broken, SuperBetter

9:35 - 10:05 AM

Ballroom A
Behavior Change
Systems for Self-Regulation
Dustin DiTommaso
Ballroom B
Team Dynamics
Playing Nice: Facilitating Multi-disciplinary Teams to Create...
Toi Valentine
Adaptive Path
Ballroom C
Health Literacy & Public Health
Reader-Centered Design for Health Communication
Sandy Hilfiker, Molly McLeod
Methods for Research, Strategy & Design
Research Techniques, Journey Mapping, Design Studio
Grocki, Connor, Hawley
This session continues through 10:40 AM.

10:10 - 10:30 AM


Light refreshments will be served.

11:35 AM - 12:05 PM  Ballroom A


David S. Sobel, M.D., M.P.H is Medical Director of Patient Education and Health Promotion for The Permanente Medical Group, Inc... read more.

Dr. David Sobel
Kaiser Permanente

12:05 - 1:05 PM


A selection of sandwiches and salads will be served.

1:05 - 1:35 PM  Ballroom A


Gretchen has a wide, enthusiastic following, and her idea for a “happiness project” no longer describes just a book or a blog; it’s a movement... read more.

Gretchen Rubin
The Happiness Project

2:15 - 2:45 PM

Ballroom A
Well-being: Foundation for Health
Calming Technology
Neema Moraveji
Stanford University
Ballroom B
Patient Stories
Live a Full Life with Chronic Illness
Nina Gilmore
Ballroom C
Consumer Expectations
The #NEXT Generation of Healthcare
Sean Brennan
Care Experiences

3:20 - 3:40 PM


Light refreshments will be served.

4:50 - 5:20 PM  Ballroom A


An MIT engineer, Jamie entered the field of translational research and medicine when his brother Stephen was diagnosed with ALS in 1998... read more.

Jamie Heywood
Patients Like Me

5:25 - 7:00 PM

Networking Reception
A gathering of The Walking Gallery of Healthcare – Artist: Regina Holliday

Refreshments, cocktails, and a selection of hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Tuesday, March 26 - Post-Conference Workshops

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Registration, Breakfast & Coffee

Full Day Workshops: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Full day workshops include breakfast, lunch, mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks.

Research & Design Methods
Adam Connor, Mad*Pow
Critique and Design Studio: Improving the Way We Discuss, Share and Evaluate Designs and Ideas.
Behavior Change
Dustin DiTommaso, Mad*Pow
Beyond Gamification: Designing Behavior Change Games
Research & Design Methods
Megan Grocki, Mad*Pow
Journey Mapping: Illustrating the Big Picture

12:00 - 1:00 PM


A selection of sandwiches and salads will be served.

"Last year’s HxD conference was so amazingly inspiring, and has definitely caused me to strive harder and become more passionate about improving our healthcare system." - 2012 HxD Attendee

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