Solving Problems at a Higher Level: Trans Disciplinary Thinking

Presenters: David Cowan and Jennifer Coppola, Georgia Tech, Christie Hunt, Piedmont Healthcare

Human Centered Designs' greatest challenge is the assimilation of the knowledge, experience, and opinions of a team of multi-disciplinary thinkers. We will explore the experience and methods we used to bring together industrial engineers, computer scientists, biomedical engineers, architects and industrial designers working with clients of doctors, nurses and patients.   

How do you "pivot the room" to learn how others think. It is important to understand the nature of complex problems in healthcare (using constructs of complex adaptive systems and wicked problems). And as Einstein suggested that we must often move our thinking to a higher level to solve a problem.  We seek to become "trans disciplinary" thinkers.

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