Beginning January 2017, the Center for Collaborative Healthcare Design at Illinois Institute of Technology’s Institute of Design will offer a program in Design Methods for Public Health Innovation. The seven-session, five-month certificate program is for public health professionals seeking to learn tools from human-centered design they can incorporate into their practice.
The project-based program is taught in the context of working on an actual public health challenge. The class format includes lecture, discussion, team-based work, guest lectures, and in-class review. Individual and group assignments between classes provide approximately 20 hours of application and practice per month. In addition, readings offer theoretical grounding for the methods being taught.
Upon completion of the program, participants receive a Certificate in Design Methods for Public Health Innovation from IIT Institute of Design.