4th July 2017
I’m just back from a fantastic week in Dublin at the inaugural 2017 EIT Health/ACM SIGCHI Summer School on User-Centered Design of e-Health and m-Health Systems at Trinity College. Phew, and what a week it was! Around 30 PhD students working in digital health came together from all over the world to take part in an intense week of workshops, lectures and project work. We *may* have enjoyed the local Guinness a little, too 🙂 Organised by Dr Gavin Doherty, the school covered a huge range of topics, from design ideation and user centred design to evaluation methods, behaviour change, implementation science and how to best include patients and the public in your research. Speakers included some of the best in the field: Ann Blandford, Madeline Balaam, Geraldine Fitzpatrick, Heleen Riper, Anja Thieme, Cecily Morrison, David Coyle, Predrag Klasnja, Conor Linehan, Marguerite Barry. It was great to work so closely with a group of patient representatives, too, whose perspectives were invaluable. Part 2 of the School will take place in Stockholm in August 2017.