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ID Community Leads Discussion on Design and Public Health in She Ji

March 9, 2023

She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation: Volume 8, Issue 4 (Winter 2022)
Latest Issue Features 10 Faculty and Alumni Contributors

Five of the seven articles in the latest issue of She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation are authored or co-authored by ID faculty and alumni.

The issue was guest edited by Charles L. Owen Professor of Systems Design Carlos Teixeira, Steelcase Endowed Chair and Dean Emeritus Patrick Whitney, and ID alum André Nogueira (PhD 2020). Today Patrick and André are at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where they use design to improve the well-being of humans, organizations, and ecosystems. 

This issue of She Ji is part of an ongoing effort led by a small group of scholars and practitioners whose aim is to build knowledge and practices at the intersection of design and other fields that influence the health of the public.
—André Nogueira, Patrick Whitney, and Carlos Teixeira
Abstract model for the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Design Laboratory research agenda.

Abstract model for the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Design Laboratory research agenda.

Articles contributed by the ID community include:

  • “Algorithms of Behavior and Behavior of Algorithms: A Conversation between Ashish Jha and Patrick Whitney.” ID Adjunct Mo Sook Park, ID alum André Nogueira, and ID Dean Emeritus Patrick Whitney contribute to a series of conversations between White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Ashish Jha and Patrick Whitney on public health and design viewpoints about several seemingly intractable problems.
  • “Scale, Scope, Speed: Reflections on a Multi-site Covid-19 Study.” ID Associate Professor and Equitable Healthcare Action Lab Director Kim Erwin, ID Adjunct Santosh Basapur, and others share learnings from a multi-site collaborative project exploring early-stage COVID-19 patient recovery experiences in the US and Canada.
  • “Choice Posture, Architecture, and Infrastructure: Systemic Behavioral Design for Public Health Policy.” ID Associate Professor of Behavioral Design Ruth Schmidt and ID alumni Zeya Chen and Veronica Paz Soldan propose a choice triad model to help policy designers diagnose and develop solutions within complex public health settings.
  • “Interaction, Integration, Interconnectivity, and Iteration: A New Model for Designing Infrastructure Change.” ID alum André Nogueira (PhD 2020) introduces the Four-I, a new resource-based view model that presents four attributes concerning resource flows.
A major goal of this solution-oriented research agenda is to increase the speed and accuracy of developing insights about seemingly intractable problems threatening the health and well-being of the public and prototype solutions to solve them.
—André Nogueira, Patrick Whitney, and Carlos Teixeira

The entire issue is available via ScienceDirect.