health innovation workshop

Design Thinking
For UNC Health Providers

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Design Thinking for UNC Health Providers:

Who this is for:
We are seeking passionate healthcare providers who want to make an impact. We strongly encourage applications from all provider types including physicians, advanced practice providers (PA-C, NP, etc), nurses, medical students, residents, and others. 

What you will learn:
Building upon the Lateral Thinking webinar, this multi-day virtual workshop provides healthcare providers with the creative mindset, tools, and techniques to manage risk and uncertainty through Design Thinking. Intended to hone and perfect a set of skills that will allow participants to become better at finding novel solutions based on the unmet needs of your patients and community stakeholders. Attendees should be prepared to attend all workshop activities and presentations. This will be a collaborative, team-based endeavor that will culminate in a Pitch Concept presentation at the end of the workshop.

Innovation teams of 2-5 people will be able to advance their projects through an active learning process. Week 1 will include a common project that all teams can participate in and share non-confidential ideas. The following weeks will be focused on team-specific projects that are protected under non-disclosure agreements. All intellectual property generated during the workshop will be assigned to the innovation teams. The program will include six 90-min practical training sessions, coaching, and custom concept illustrations from the design team at Trig. At the end of the workshop, teams will present their confidential Build plan to their advisor(s) for the next phase of reducing risk in their project.

Trig is providing the Design Thinking for Healthcare Providers workshop series for UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC Health. FastTraCS, part of NC TraCS, will be sponsoring teams following application review, valued at $3,000. There is no cost to participants.

Workshop Content

  • Design Thinking and Insight Statements
  • Need Statements and Levels of Alignment
  • Divergent Ideation
  • Synthesis and Convergent Ideation

    Refine Concepts in Contextual Storyboards

    Appetite, Rabbit Holes, and No-Go's

    Team Presentations & Next Steps

Workshop Dates

Mar 9 2022
Lateral Thinking for Health Providers

Mar 9 2022
Begin accepting applications

Mar 23 2022
Applications close

Mar 30 2022
Participants notified of awarded spots

Apr 6 2022  
Participants confirm acceptance of spots

Apr 20 2022   
10:30-12pm, advisory sessions in the afternoon 

Apr 27 2022

May 4 2022
10:30-12pm, advisory sessions in the afternoon 

May 11 2022
10:30-12pm, advisory sessions in the afternoon 

May 18 2022
10:30-12pm, advisory sessions in the afternoon 

May 25 2022
10:30-12pm, advisory sessions in the afternoon

Jun 1 2022
10:30-12pm, advisory sessions in the afternoon

Jun 8 2022
10:30-12pm Pitch Day

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