Part of iterating on a design is coming up with different edge cases where our assumptions may fall flat. For us, that was the required datastore to actually build Chorus, our product

What data is required? What would it look like? Who would provide it? Who would maintain it? What other platforms would require it?

A slew of questions. In our efforts to answer that, we ventured into the world of front-end development, attempting to produce what we thought might be a viable beta prototype. …

It’s July.

Our final presentation is on July 31st. The nuances of prototyping in high fidelity make us feel like there’s loads to be done, but the end is in sight.

So, what’s left?

After some detailed calls with our faculty advisors, coupled with user interviews in quick succession, we further streamlined our solution. Some key insights we took away were:

  • Implementation consultants should be able to record and request feedback in various, unique contexts. This means designing a feedback collection tool that can be filled out both in-person and remotely.

Recently, I had the opportunity to tell a potential employer about the work we’ve done so far. Summarizing what we’ve done over the past seven months in 45 minutes was challenging, to say the least.

If there’s one thing to take away from this program, it’s to always ask yourself the question: are you solving the right problem?

When you’re waist-deep in prototyping and user testing, it’s often possible to temporarily lose sight of this question. As our end-of-semester presentation approaches, our focus has primarily switched from researching the problem space to vetting our solutions with end users and clients.

Our research revealed that a large solution opportunity resides in the design and communication of clinical workflows between Allscripts consultants and their clients. …

What happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas. For us, it gets synthesized & extracted into design opportunities.

We last left you with some thoughts on “creating” for the sake of reacting. A constant stream of design artifacts has allowed us to take baby steps up the mountain in front of us that is EMR implementation, adoption, and training.

But what if it’s time to take a much larger step? A leap, perhaps?

After reviewing our affinity diagram, service blueprints, user personas, stakeholder maps — you name it, we looked at it — we arrived at a set of design opportunities we felt accurately represented the areas for improvement in the EMR space. There was a problem, though…

My more unpleasant days in school have always been the ones when my backpack was heaviest. From elementary school through grad school, notebooks by the dozen and textbooks by the pound have filled my backpack with a weighted reminder of the vast amount of information I have to consume. These notebooks are a necessary evil, as I retain information best by repetitively committing my notes and study guides to paper.

But bags burdened by notebooks are slowly becoming things of the past. In the past 8 years, there has been a surge of innovation where tablets are now equipped with…

You can imagine our excitement when my dad took us to the Tesla factory in Fremont, CA to bring home his new Model S. I was excited to try it out at least a couple of times before I left for college for the next couple of months.

It’s been a year since the Tesla came home, and my first time driving the car was around 2 weeks ago.

Why wait so long, you ask?

I’m generally scared of driving fancy cars. But something about Tesla’s massive departure from the norm was uniquely terrifying to me at first. My experiences…

Ishaan Kolluri

Designer, sports fan, gamer.

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