Meet the Designer




“I am drawn to the notion that design ideas and decisions can be anchored in research, ultimately informing the design process. In particular, my interests have gravitated towards health design and patient-centred design. I have enjoyed working on projects that aim to improve health outcomes and empower patients through collaborative design.For my thesis year, I decided to delve further into these areas by developing a project that addresses the challenge of increasing health literacy through patient-centered design. I chose to focus on diabetes as a case study because diabetes self-management poses a range of complex challenges, and succesful self-management benefits long-term health outcomes. Given that improved self-management practices can be facilitated by effective patient-centered design solutions, I felt that the choice of diabetes as a focus for my project would enable me to investigate this area closely.I believe that innovative, patient-centered approaches to diabetes self-management can empower patients and significantly improve health literacy.

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Hey, I'm Olivia, a human-centered designer based in Toronto. I have a positive, energetic outlook with an interest in healthcare product and service design. My process starts with curiosity, empathy for the user, and strong research.
OCAD U - Faculty of Design
Graphic Design
Major Completed, 2023

patient-centered design design research UX/UI health design interaction design