It’s been almost six months since last year’s HxD Conference. We’ve been busy processing attendee feedback, reviewing the videos and transcripts posted at the conference site, and brainstorming ways to make the next conference even more informative and inspiring. And, honestly, we’re still coming down from the high of being surrounded by so much passion and commitment.
We want the 2012 conference to have the same amazingly transformative energy, a renewed belief that together we can change the world for the better. But we’d also like participants to leave with a clear sense of direction and focus and some actionable insights and solid methods to put to use back in the real world. Dreams are great, but it takes lots of hard work to make them a reality.
And so at next year’s conference we’ll be focusing on tools and strategies that have been tested in the real world and have proven to be successful. All of our speakers are out there tackling the biggest challenges and putting their theories into practice every day. We’ll learn from their successes and have a chance to explore some of the strategies they use in their work.
Our list of confirmed speakers is growing quickly and includes favorites from last year’s conference like Kaiser Permanente’s Tim Kieschnick. Tim will be presenting on “eHealth equity,” examining health disparities, digital disparities, and health reform from a human-centric point of view. He will introduce us to great new data analytics toolsets which indicate the degree to which mobile extends our digital reach. We’re hoping that Art Swanson, Director of User Experience at AllScripts, will give us a peek at some of the EMR work they’ve done for the iPad. And, of course, make us all laugh as much as we did last year.
We are also thrilled to have Alexandra Drane speaking at next year’s conference. Alexandra is the president and cofounder of Eliza Corporation, a leading provider of healthcare communication strategies and one of Entrepreneur magazines “100 Brilliant Companies.” (2009) She is also the co-founder of Engage with Grace, and is committed to reinventing how we approach the end of life. If you’d like to find out more about Alexandra’s work, check out her talk at TedMed 2010.
The 2012 conference will include a full day of speaker presentations and a day of workshops. Attendees can get hands-on practice in the research methods, design techniques, and experience design strategies our experts routinely employ. "We will explore the patient, clinician and consumer journey across all channels: mobile, social, tablet, in-hospital, and more. "We may even offer a mini behavioral change Boot Camp (gym suits optional!).
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Westin Boston Waterfront
March 26th-27th, 2012
The revolution continues. Join us next March and be part of it!