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Ideas4Diabetes Workshop at 5pace in Berlin on November 6th, 2017

A Design Sprint for Diabetes Care Ideas

A workshop with cross-disciplinary teams drives solutions for user-centered diabetes care management: a visual story

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Participants started the day by crafting color-coded name tags to designate perspective; ‘PWD’ stand for people with diabetes.
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Inspirational wall at 5pace in Berlin

On a Mission

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Dmitri Katz explains challenges that diabetes management apps still face.

Creative Process

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Developing a ‘creature companion’ to guide children with diabetes to understand blood sugar levels. Children can draw this character to represent their physiological state related to the levels, uploading the drawing to the app.
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Coming up with a toothbrush that uses saliva measurements of glucose.
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Planning a bed-side sugar-pill dispenser with the right dosage.

Pivoting & User-testing

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Testing out pregnancy-specific diabetes material: normal range of blood sugar levels vary widely during each trimester, making measurements complex.
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Discussing the value and complexities of traveling with the right insulin dosage.

Revising & Iterating

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Storyboarding the journey within an app geared towards children with diabetes.
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Color-coding and storyboarding
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Sugar pills made from modeling clay
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Developing prototypes with 2D and 3D components

Final Presentations & Discussion

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Sharing ideas and prototypes for on-the-go, predictive solutions
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Discussing how to best handle diabetes during pregnancy through an app due to special health concerns
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Katz giving pointers to the group after the final presentations

Take-Away: Develop Solutions with End-Users & Create Community

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Workshop opportunities with ideas4Diabetes

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