CCHMC + Live Well Collaborative Projects Release New Publications

CCHMC + Live Well Collaborative Projects Release New Publications

The Live Well Collaborative (LWC) is a nonprofit founded in 2007 by the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Procter and Gamble (P&G). LWC specializes in user-centered research that translates into the development of products, services and system solutions for living well across the lifespan. It is a unique academic-industry innovation center that leverages the vitality and unbiased innovation capability of multi-disciplinary teams of UC faculty and students. During the course of a 15-week semester, LWC uses a proven design thinking process to translate user centered research into innovative products and services. LWC has the ability to use a design thinking approach to translate user insights into comprehensive visualizations of future alternatives that are executable and economically feasible.

LWC’s partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) began with an introduction to CCTST Director, Jim Heubi, MD. Dr. Heubi recommended LWC test their process and methodologies with CCTST Community Engagement Director, Lori Crosby, PsyD, and her team on the first CCHMC sponsored studio project. This project provided proof of capability of the LWC process and outcomes, as well as Dr. Crosby’s team integrating design thinking methodologies into their daily practices. The CCTST joined the LWC as a strategic member in 2013. As a next step it was identified that CCHMC principle investigators needed a funding mechanism to support their project work. As a result, the CCTST developed a “Design Thinking Award” for CCHMC PI’s that awards researchers $10,000 toward a studio project with LWC. More information on the Design Thinking Award can be found on CCTST’s website:

During the past six years LWC has partnered with CCHMC researchers on over 40 studio projects. A document of case studies was created to highlight this work. Over the years, these projects have led to dozens of significant outcomes and publications.  Most recently, four projects have been published in scientific journals, and three manuscripts are under review. 

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References: Content from this story courtesy of CCHMC + Live Well Case Studies.

Post Date: September 5, 2019