Leveraging the power of design and design thinking for public health

October 10, 2013

By Matthew Trowbridge It is increasingly clear that solutions for our most pressing and challenging public health issues will ultimately hinge on designing environments that encourage healthy behavior choices by making them more available, economical, and enjoyable. Traditional public health approaches are not perfectly suited to this task. For example, epidemiological studies allow us to […]

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‘Design thinking’ offers new approach to tackling childhood obesity

December 20, 2012

By Diane Carman For organizations and individuals working to address the epidemic of childhood obesity, the biggest challenge is to make it fun. Or at the very least to avoid making it humiliating, frustrating, boring, and punitive. “We need to bring back creativity. Creativity is crucial to solving the obesity crisis,” said Chris Waugh, director […]

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