Designing for Wellness

with Dennis Boyle

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 7:30PM - 8:30PM


VENUE: Carriage House Theatre

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Dennis Boyle, one of the founding team members of the design firm IDEO and a leader of its Design for Health studio in San Francisco, will define “design thinking” and how it integrates the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success by using IDEO’s health and wellbeing clients as example. Emphasizing a human-centered perspective, Dennis will also illustrate how designers think about, approach, and define problems. You’ll then participate in design thinking as Dennis leads the audience through the brainstorming process using the topic of reducing loneliness across our lives.


Dennis Boyle is a Partner and a founding member of IDEO, helping lead the Design for Health Portfolio, which works with clients in the medical and health industries to develop innovative products, software, services, and strategies. Dennis is also an adjunct professor at Stanford’s and in the Design Division of the engineering school. He established “Design for Healthy Behaviors,” a course in which students use the design thinking process to help patient-volunteers with chronic conditions build healthy behaviors and thrive in their daily lives. Dennis holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering, with an emphasis on Industrial Design, from the University of Notre Dame and an MS in Product Design from Stanford.   

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