In the wake of COVID-19 spreading around the world, the Johns Hopkins University Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design hosted a virtual COVID-19 design challenge from March 26th to 30th, 2020. A group of us from the University of Washington MHCI+D program were selected to participate in this interdisciplinary weekend design sprint with one main objective: the design needed to be quickly implementable.
Immersion Studio is the University of Washington MHCID program’s orientation-by-fire. A week long rapid sprint from prompt to presentation. The cohort was split into teams half way through the first day and were off to the races. The activities were sequentially setup to have the class identify and narrow down problem spaces, prompted with promoting civic engagement by means of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW).