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Nerd Nite Austin - Designing for Brain Health: Words, Ways, and Warmth

  • The North Door 502 Brushy Street Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)
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This Month features some Magnificent, Mindful, and iMportant information about Machine learning, Metallurgy and Mental health! Come listen to the mellisonant monologues of our marvelous mouthpieces demonstrate their mastery while we moderate!


“Designing for Brain Health: Words, Ways, and Warmth” by Stephanie Morgan

For the past 2+ years, Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin has been working on the Austin State Hospital System Redesign – a unique opportunity to re-imagine not just the design of an in-patient psychiatric hospital building, but also the entire continuum of care for brain health in Central Texas and beyond. Applying the human-centered design process in their work, the team dove deep into understanding the people experiencing the system, and will share identified needs and iterative solutions ranging from an evolved vocabulary for communicating about brain health to a visually depicted, idealized experience for an individual living with a mental health condition.

Stephanie Morgan is a former chimpanzee ethnographic researcher, current design researcher, and forever neuroscience nerd on a professional mission to ensure human-centered design is appropriately and strategically leveraged to solve complex, systemic health challenges. She spends her Monday to Friday thinking about how people think, feel, and behave as a Design Researcher at the Design Institute for Health at Dell Medical School.