Category Archives: Monthly Meetings

BostonCHI hosts Bob Morse speaking about “mHealth for the Developing World” at Constant Contact

Bob Morse

President and Founder of Da Vinci Usability

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2019

Constant Contact at 1601 Trapelo Rd, Waltham, MA 02451

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Event Details

Mobile apps have the ability to enhance and enrich communication between patients and healthcare teams. By doing so, they can greatly increase the availability and efficiency of limited healthcare resources. This talk will focus two recent projects that addressed this opportunity. The first project involved the development of an app to improve palliative care for late-stage cancer patients in Tanzania. Cancer care in Tanzania is extremely limited, so many patients receive little or no care, especially in the later stages of the disease. To address this, a partnership was created with Tanzanian oncologists and US-based team to design and create a mobile application that allows patients, doctors and local health workers to discuss symptoms and coordinate care. The second project involved user experience design of an app to help patients manage opioid addiction through the use of Buprenorphine. The app takes a unique approach by providing patients with access to secure medication storage, daily video sessions with recovery coaches and providing the healthcare team with data on how well the patient is adhering to the recovery program. The talk will summarize the benefits and challenges of designing mobile apps to create healthcare communication loops in these diverse environments.

Bob Morse is the president and founder of Da Vinci Usability and has broad experience implementing the full range of user experience design activities for a wide variety of products.  He works with companies in many industries to conduct user research and do UI/UX design and evaluation. His work encompasses graphic, voice and multi-modal UIs.  Mr. Morse’s recent work has focused on the design of mobile applications for healthcare, including apps related to cancer treatment, opioid addiction and smoking cessation.


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Schedule

  • 6:30 – 7:00  Networking over pizza and beverages
  • 7:00 – 8:30  Meeting
  • 8:30 – 9:00  CHI Dessert and more networking

BostonCHI hosts Dietmar Offenhuber: Autographic Visualization – traces, symptoms, evidence

Deitmar Offenhuber

Associate Professor at Northeastern University in the fields of Art + Design and Public Policy

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019

Google at 355 Main St, Cambridge, MA

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Event Details

What is visual evidence? How do we know we can trust a data set? The methods of data visualization can help us discover patterns and inconsistencies in data sets, but are bound to the limits of symbolic representation – they can only begin when data already exists. Consequently, data is silent about its origins remains disconnected from the phenomena it supposedly represents. In my talk, I will discuss autographic visualization as a countermodel to data visualization. Autographic visualization describes a set of design principles and visual practices to reveal traces and material evidence. Autographic visualization aims to make data collection accountable and engaging, which can play an important role in discourses around climate change, pollution, and evidence construction

Dietmar Offenhuber is Associate Professor at Northeastern University in the fields of Art + Design and Public Policy. He holds a PhD in Urban Planning from MIT, Master degrees from the MIT Media Lab and TU Vienna. His research focuses on the relationship between design, technology, and governance. Dietmar is the author of the award-winning monograph “Waste is Information” (MIT Press), works as an advisor to the United Nations and published books on the subjects of Urban Data, Accountability Technologies and Urban Informatics.


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Schedule

  • 6:30 – 7:00  Networking over pizza and beverages
  • 7:00 – 8:30  Meeting
  • 8:30 – 9:00  CHI Dessert and more networking