A Language of Design for Healthcare

Part 1: Low Lego Literacy?

Doctor as Designer
Jan 30, 2015 · 5 min read

Have you ever heard of this condition called:

Low Lego Literacy Definition:

The degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic lego information and services needed to make appropriate lego creations.

What is a language of design?


That is a language of design.

What are some other examples of a language of design?

Lincoln Logs

Photo by Carissa Rogers http://goo.gl/shTdJj

IKEA Instructions

Photo by James Lee http://goo.gl/75Gywj

Swish Card Game

Can you find the swish?

Go ahead give it a try.

Did you figure it out?


(Hint: The stacked cards on the left are a Swish!)

Suzuki Violin Youtube Videos

Now let’s contrast this language of design with the obtuse language of healthcare

The Epi-Pen

The Allergy Action Plan

Low lego literacy, an oxymoron?

How might we create a language of design for healthcare?

    Doctor as Designer

    Written by

    Joyce Lee, MD, MPH, Physician, Designer, Researcher. #learninghealthsystems; #design for #ai; and the maker movement http://www.doctorasdesigner.com/