// This call for participation is only for IITH students. //
Human-centered innovation on e-health in India
Due to rapid economic growth, India has seen an increasing number of college graduates working in large domestic and international corporations, making up a newly emerging middle class. These individuals who freely navigate the world of ICT and have been exposed to a global scope of information through their studies are now creating a new generation’s lifestyle that is not bound to traditional social norms of Indian society. Nevertheless, this new affluent lifestyle does not come without its issues. The shift in eating habits has caused an increase in chronic illnesses such as diabetes, to name one example. This may be a call to reevaluate the relationship between an affluent lifestyle and healthy-living. The topic for this workshop, therefore, is “e-health”.
How can medical facilities provide higher levels of medical service through the use of ICT? How can companies provide new categories of service through the use of ICT? Lastly, how can consumers maintain a healthy lifestyle with the help of ICT? This is a topic encompassing a wide variety of possibilities. In this workshop Japanese participants and IITH students will generate business ideas that overcome challenges of medical services and healthcare in India. We will aim to create innovative ideas analyzing business model cases ad using analogical reasoning.
>Dates: March 11-14, 2017
Day 1(Saturday the 11th March): Field Observation
Day 2(Sunday the 12th March): Workshop day1 “Downloading”
Day 3(Monday the 13th March): Workshop day2 “Ideation”
Day 4(Tuesday the 14th March): Workshop day3 “Prototyping”
>Participation: Limited to IITH students (15 slots). Together with IITH students, i.school students will conduct field survey and also attend the workshop.
>Due: 24.February.2017 23:59 (GMT +05:30)
>References: Summary video of 2016 WS and 2015 WS
What is i.school?
i.school is a cross-disciplinary educational program established in The University of Tokyo, Japan. We develop and provide human-centered innovation workshop programs in collaboration with globally renowned educational and business bodies such as Royal College of Art, Stanford Institute of Design (d.school), Aalto Universities and IDEO.
Through teamwork on carefully selected and inspiring themes, students enrolled in the programs acquire deep understanding on human beings and societies concerned and develop skills in ideation and prototyping that are truly realizable.
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Selection process may apply should number of applications exceed the capacity.
Hideyuki Horii (Executive Director of i.school)
Yukinobu Yokota (Director of i.school)
Hayato Shin (Program Manager of i.school)
Miikka Lehtonen (Program Manager of i.school)
Michael Bawiec (Web developer of i.school)
Professor of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo. As the Executive Director, he launched i.school in 2009 and has been successfully leading its multidisciplinary programs. He is also Founder and Director of Japan Social Innovation Center (JSIC). He also heads Center for Knowledge Structuring, The University of Tokyo. He is the author of the books “Socio-technology for problem solving”, “Socio-technology for safety and security” among others.
Director of i.school. The University of Tokyo, Managing Director at i.lab, Inc., Director at NPO Motivation Maker Past experience: The Univ. of Tokyo Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology; Assistant Researcher, Nomura Research Institute; Management Consultant Education: The University of Tokyo; Ph.D. without dissertation, Kyushu University; MS in Physics. He is the author of the book “Innovation Path”.
Program Manager of i.school. Researcher at the University of Tokyo Center for Knowledge Structuring, Business Designer at i.lab, Inc. Past experience:AEA s.r.l in Loccioni Group at Italy; Researcher (as part of Vulcanus in Europe scholarship) Education: The University of Electro Communications; MS in Mechanics (with vice President-award).
Miikka J. Lehtonen earned his PhD from Aalto University School of Business in 2014, and currently he is working as a Program Manager at i.school, as well as an Assistant Professor in The University of Tokyo, Japan. Miikka’s current research interests revolve around emotions and creativity in many forms: visual research methods, game industry, relationships and startups, and visual academic publishing.
Michael D. Bawiec earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, and currently he is working as an Application Developer at i.school and endeavours to expand his knowledge in software development. Michael is developing Apisnote a real time collaboration web platform as well as developing smartphone applications in Android and IOS.