Welcome to the Design in Health Advisory Council
As learners bravely chart a new future of health in this bold new program, they stand side-by-side with mentors and leaders in health, design, business and innovation.
The Design in Health Advisory Council is comprised of leaders who support and engage with students and faculty from the Design in Health focused Master of Arts in Design program that launched in Summer 2020.
The Advisory Council’s mission is to assist the dean and program faculty and staff to recruit prospective students, assist graduates with job opportunities, and share current industry needs and trends with learners and program leaders. Members are involved and engaged by serving as ambassadors, actively participating in curriculum development, engaging in workshops and on panels, and developing an overall more complete student experience.
Design in Health Advisory Council Members
Vice President Design, Ascension
Chief Marketing Officer, Publicis Health Media
Vice President Design Technology, AT&T
Healthcare & Life Sciences Director, KPMG Singapore
Principal of Product Design, Michael Graves Architecture & Design
President, Baylor Scott & White
Global Design Director, Ford Motor Company
Senior UX Researcher, Indeed
Director, Product Design, Visual Systems, Facebook
Head of Strategic Design, Healthcare Transformation Services, Philips
Founder and Managing Partner, Jumpstart Nova
Director, Healthcare Knowledge & Insights, Herman Miller
Director of Basketball Operations and Innovation, Spurs
Chief Executive Officer, Clinical Health Network For Transformation (CHN)
Chief Strategy Officer, Blue KC
Assistant Dean for Health Product Innovation, Dell Medical School
Principal and Director of Research, HKS
About the Master’s in Design
A first-of-its-kind Master’s program, the Design in Health curriculum is a collaboration between the College of Fine Art’s School of Design and Creative Technologies and Dell Medical School’s Design Institute for Health at the University of Texas at Austin.
The new M.A. in Design brings together expert designers and health design specialists to teach courageous health care leaders and professionals the latest design methods underpinning revolutionary solutions for health’s most wicked problems. Never before has human-centered design been so essential in reshaping every part of a health system from value-based care clinics focused on preventing and treating illness, to new services, products and partnerships that address critically important factors of health enabling all people to live well, to measuring impact and cultivating the ethos of adaptive, responsive organizations leading health.
The M.A. in Design focused on Design in Health teaches learners how to become a force of innovation by using person-centered design methodologies. Students will learn design research methods in order to understand the needs of people who are seeking health, receiving care and delivering care. Learners will develop ideation and creation skills they will use in generating new approaches for better systems of health and care. Design graduate students with a focus on Design in Health will learn to prototype, test and iterate solutions, based on measuring impact and results that matter. These learners will know how to craft compelling and persuasive experiences, stories and systems designed to share and widely distribute innovations across systems of health.
We believe that graduates of our M.A. in Design focused on Design in Health will become the change agents that drive health systems to be value-based, integrated, person-centered and focused on health, not just care. This new breed of health leaders will wield a creative, problem-solving mindset and design skills that enable them to not only see the places where the health system is broken, but also to take action to fix it. When they put their design skills to work, the health system of the future will put people first.