The MOTECH Project is an open-source health interoperability layer that is used by health organizations to provide connected health services across a variety of platforms.
I worked on the project as a UI engineer, where I focused on consolidating the technical debt and making a more cohesive experience. Through this project I experienced partnering with health systems to support different communities.
The International Development Design Summit (IDDS) is a month-long, practice-based, design workshop with participants from over 60 countries. A group of us created a service called Sukh, which aims to help on type 2 diabetics in rural villages adhere to their medication.
This workshop was a great opportunity to reflect on design and development experiences I’ve had when working in different cultures.
After running the Day of Design Thinking for the first time, I met Joyce Lee who brought me into her project of infusing user experience design into a patient centered medical practice. The focus of this reseach group was type 1 diabetes, and we mostly worked with adloscent patients. Much of our work looked at the educational process involved in type 1 diabetes, and how resources can be made more accessiable to adlosecents through the participatory design of them — but also how we can work with the community to find opportunities for simple interventions.