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Leveraging design and technology to transform the health experience | April 5-6, 2016 | Boston, MA

How to design health for life (video)

Written by Dan Pardi. Originally posted on DansPlan.com

In April of this year, I had the opportunity to present my thoughts about health, and the approach I developed to help people be healthy, at the HxRefactored conference in Boston. The video of my presentation was published today and I’m glad to be able to share it with you below. The conference was organized by Health 2.0 and Mad*Pow, a design firm with a serious commitment to developing health innovations.

I was a part of the session entitled Man, Mind, Machine: Behavior Change in the Digital Age.

Session Description: “Every day, people struggle to manage illness, chronic conditions and incorporate preventative health activities into their busy lifestyles. How can we leverage learning across disciplines — from health care, psychology and behavioral economics to computer, systems and product design — to transform people’s motivations, attitudes, and behaviors? At HxRefactored we will take a deeper look at behavior change to explore how science, theory, and evidence can better inform the way health care products and services are created, designed, and implemented.

It was an honor to participate in the session. As I mention in the beginning of my presentation, every speaker is someone whom I had learned from prior to arriving at the conference, and their presentations did not disappoint. The session was Chaired by Dustin DiTommaso of Mad*Pow. He and I met when I saw him give what I thought was the best presentation atStanford MedicineX in 2014. The other speakers were behavioral social scientist Steve Wendel (slides) of HelloWallet; designer, author, and educator, Sebastian Deterding (slides) of the Gamification Research Network and Coding Conduct; and scientist and health strategist, Kyra Bobinet, MD, MPH, who is the CEO of EngagedIN.

Here is my presentation. I welcome thoughts and reactions in the comments below.

HxRefactored 2015: Dan Pardi “Prevention by Sustaining an Effective Daily Health Pattern”