University of Nebraska Medical Center

Design Thinking

People collaborating at design thinking event

Join a community interested in expanding Design Thinking strategies and solutions across campus and beyond.

The Design Thinking interest group's mission is to serve as an interprofessional team who collaborates with academic and practice partners to generate innovative solutions to complex issues through use of human-centered design methods. Our vision is to transform UNMC into a worldwide center for excellence in Design Thinking in health and healthcare education.

Members of the group have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, including to:

  • Serve as a coach or facilitator for Design Thinking activities
  • Participate in special projects in partnership with Stanford, the UNO Scott Scholars program, and other community organizations
  • Create human-centered solutions to generate innovation in health products and services, health systems, diversity, equity and inclusion, and more
  • Drive educational scholarship in the field of human-centered design

Further, group members will network and collaborate with UNO, outside universities and external experts as we seek to make UNMC a worldwide center for human-centered design solutions.

If you are interested in joining the group, please email us for more information.

“I like design thinking because everyone gets a chance to be represented and have a voice. We take our own experiences and blend them in a diverse interprofessional and dynamic environment that has energy and enthusiasm to synergistically come up with a solution.”

Dr. Jennifer K. Kallio

Jennifer K. Kallio, DDS

Design Thinking Interest Group Co-Chair, College of Dentistry

Two-Part Series: Part 1, "Using Design Thinking to Inspire and Lead through Uncertainty in Education," featured Dr. Kathryn Segovia, an expert from Stanford. Part 2, "Using Design Thinking to Capture Unmet Needs and Desires from the Field to Drive a Program to Success," featured Doug Dietz from GE Healthcare.