Tri-Design: Coordination between Healthcare, Design, and Regulatory Communities
This paper discusses the approaches undertaken by organizations, coordination between healthcare, design, and regulatory communities, to respond to the needs for the crisis and bring about models for agile innovation and of disease mitigation. The COVID-19 Design Innovation was born at the core of a major university to operate as a hub for innovation. In an effort to connect designers, makers, and healthcare professionals, the initiative converged with the main motivation is to be organized in collective efforts with the crisis and deliver creative design innovations. Several products were brought about through the initiative efforts: off the shelf solutions and community driven, hybrid prototyping (reutilizing parts), distributed manufacturing, material investigations, and rapid prototyping for turning labs as manufacturing facilities. As solutions reached refinement, healthcare called for volume, solutions were brought to the community as a rapid response to the crisis. While challenges imposed by time and production, the crisis help coordinate efforts to be agile networks of stakeholders working towards a common goal, hacking the crisis by design.
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