If we get the design right, the rest flows.
Hi, my name is Katie and I live in Sydney, Australia.
I have a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) from USYD, Master of Management from USYD and am currently completing a Master of Health Management at UNE. You can read more about what I do on my LinkedIn. I am currently working in Health Management.
In my free time, you can find me listening to my favourite music, watching good TV shows (hello Mr Robot, Black Mirror and Westworld) and planning my next trip. One day I will be trekking the Milford Track in New Zealand!
UX in health is a blog aimed at raising awareness for the importance of the application of user experience frameworks in healthcare to ensure that newly designed processes, applications and patient areas are truly patient-centred and thus, optimising health outcomes.
WHY HEALTH AND UX?
I've always been fascinated by the intersection between healthcare and technology. Being someone who has grown up in the digital age and basically someone who feels as if the internet is my second home, I've always wanted to inject elements of forward thinking design into the work that I do in health.
My main forays with UX was complaining about the lack of usability of various apps and wishing they were designed with the user in mind, little did I know there is a whole school of thought dedicated to UX and UI. UI isn't something I am capable of doing right now, but the framework in how to think like a UX focussed designer is something more achievable in the short term.
I'll be using this website to blog about the different things I find in UX and Health. This will be from things that fascinate and excite me to things that frustrate me. I feel UX in Health will become a bigger segment in time and increasingly important. I do believe patient care is highly correlated to how we design our systems to respond to our user's requirements.