2019 Rothberg Catalyzer Design Studio 1: Design Thinking

September 17, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

Singh Center for Nanotechnology - Glandt Forum
3205 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104


Our Rothberg Catalyzer at Penn workshops, called Design Studios, give you an opportunity to learn from subject matter experts and get an edge on the competition. In Design Studio 1, traverse the complexities of Design Thinking and User Experience in order to put yourself in the minds of patients and how to think through an unmet clinical need. The workshop features an interdisciplinary panel of clinicians as mentors to guide students through the ideation and need validation process, as well as provide unique insights.

Design Thinking, an iterative process to understanding the needs of your target user, has been adopted by some of the world’s leading brands. Design Studio 1 leads you through the phases of Design Thinking – Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, and Test – and how it can help you select an unmet need and create impactful solutions.


Sylvie Abookire, MPH

Healthcare Innovation Consultant, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Flaura Winston, MD, PhD

Scientific Director, NSF Center for Child Injury Prevention Science; Science/Medical Advisor, Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Distinguished Chair of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia