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 opportunity to lead stakeholder sessions/meetings has helped me improve my leadership and presentation skills. When I first started my masters program at UC, I was interested in UX Research and Design. Only when I started working at Live Well Collaborative did I truly understand what it is and the different stages of it. Research backs up and adds great value to the design process. I have a clearer direction of what my thesis study would look like but also my future career."
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 2020-2021 Academic Year and submissions are ongoing.
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 2020-2021 Academic Year and submissions are ongoing.
Applications for the 2021 Landrum & Brown Scholarship are due November 9th, 2020.Application Form