Your company lacks the time and resources to develop product and service solutions for living well across the lifespan.
Your team is too close to the problem, causing them to lose their creative edge.
Your organization owns all intellectual property developed during the course of a studio project.
Your team has a short project timeline and needs fast product and service conceptualization.
University of Cincinnati students are vital to the Live Well Collaborative's success. The Live Well has worked with over a thousand students, each coming from different disciplines and providing different insights. This leads to unique professional experiences that help students further develop their skills.
"During my time at Live Well, I have learned how design can make an impact in many different fields and that as a member of a team, you have the opportunity to wear a variety of different 'hats.' My favorite memories were around the different themed activities we had, from bake-offs to costumes for Halloween. Everyone would always have such a great time!"
"Live Well has allowed me to think about problems more freely than I was able to in my engineering classes. This allowed me to get an understanding of design that wasn't just focused on problem solving. I was able to think of what the ideal situation is for the consumer first, then figure out ideas based on that."
“My greatest learning from working at Live Well is that the best ideas come from many different places. When working on healthcare projects, we all have patient experiences and perspectives about our own health to contribute. Speaking with different stakeholders is a really valuable resource, because often clinicians or patients themselves have ideas about what improvements can be made. Tapping into that resource is extremely valuable in a human-centered service design.”
"The co-op process in general has really helped me grow as a designer. The progress from my first co-op to my last is amazing. I’ve seen it happen with other students. They come back from one amazing co-op and suddenly they are a force to be reckoned with."
The framework of the Live Well is a new hybrid that integrates traditional project teams under a studio model, with the structure and titles more commonly found in research labs in engineering and the sciences. This model is part of the new framework that represents the processes evolving in corporations in R&D, as well as levels 3 and 4 of translational research. Both R&D and translational research models are attempting to integrate design thinking to increase scope and decrease cycle time from concept to solution.
Fellowship cycles run on academic calendars. Applications are for the 2021-2022 Academic Year and submissions are ongoing.
"As a I designer I value work that is accessible, rich in purpose, and functional. Live Well has given me the opportunity to create work that aligns with my passions, and I'm able to impact the lives of others. I've been able to grow my skill set in research, design thinking, and storytelling to become a more empathetic and user-centered designer."
“I’ve been most surprised about the amount of amazing work that can get accomplished when working with a large, multi-disciplinary team. Working across projects makes you realize just how much room there is to learn and grow. It’s fun to flex your skills and see how they apply to different projects.”
"My favorite memory from my time at Live Well is when I was chosen to travel to Seattle with the Live Well team in order to present the final concepts for the Boeing project, out of which one of my concepts was patented. This was a fantastic experience since I had the chance to culminate an entire semester of group work at Live Well and present our collective work to a highly specialized audience at Boeing’s headquarters. I also had a chance to tour their world-class facilities and learn more about their mission as a company."
"Digital whiteboarding is the skill I will value most from Live Well, because it allows clients and teams into interactive spaces that make digital collaboration feel like physical collaboration. Live Well has stayed agile in design research and ideation by creating new techniques within these mediums. What I did not expect was how useful these tools still were during physical collaboration. It added an extra layer. I will be carrying the creative ways my co-workers and I have overcome this new era of work throughout my career.”
Become the inspiration and provide guidance for multidisciplinary teams as they develop product, service, and system solutions for studio sponsors.
Faculty cycles run on academic calendars. Applications for the 2021-2022 Academic Year and submissions are ongoing.
Applications for the 2021 Landrum & Brown Scholarship are due November 9th, 2020.Application Form