11/8/2020 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Marcus Professor of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control
Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
This session brings together healthcare practitioners from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and design researchers from SimTigrate Design Lab to discuss how they employed a user-centered, research-based approach to help design a new six-bed Special Care Unit (SCU) for pediatric patients with highly infectious diseases. By integrating evidence, simulation, observation, rapid prototyping, and co-design with the end users, they developed a layout that aims to support better staff communication and efficiency and to automate safer behavior. The lessons learned from this collaborative design process can be used to develop a design approach for other task-oriented environments where safety is of critical importance.