Smashing Ideas worked on a proof of concept to demonstrate how voice-based UI (such as Alexa, Siri, Cortana, or Google) can drastically improve the patient care experience. As they progressed through the various technical aspects, they discussed how best to present this proof of concept — not really feeling inspired by cranking out yet another slideshow. The interactive nature of the story they were crafting demanded something more. Then someone said the word “diorama.”

Lulu Xiao, Antonio Holguin, and Drory Ben-Menachem will share the story of why they focused on healthcare, some of the existing challenges in the industry that galvanized this focus, and the decisions that drove the creation of the diorama. They’ll also touch on some of the questions generated during the course of the project, many of which are still actively being explored.

Audience Takeaways:

  • Insights into the current state of hospital care and how technology used thoughtfully can serve as powerful change-agents.
  • A fresh perspective on how we should approach designing and developing experiences for/with increasingly smarter devices.
  • An alternative to the conventional wisdom of how to present ideas to potential stakeholders.

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