Changing Healthcare Delivery Through Design

July 22, 2014

Jump Associates' Ibanga Umanah will be participating in a panel discussion, titled Changing Healthcare Delivery Through Design, on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, from 6:30-8:30 at Cooper's Studio in San Francisco. The US health care system is broken–millions of patients face astounding out-of-pocket costs, limited affordable insurance, long wait times to see practitioners, and wasted hours navigating impenetrable legal text. The pacing of the Affordable Care Act is changing healthcare delivery as we know it. As a result, health care professionals and designers have begun to step out of the system and are reframing health care by delivering new services and technologies that disrupt the industry and meet patients’ evolving needs and expectations. This panel will address how human-centered service design can help deliver the results that the Affordable Care Act is demanding, and discuss how individuals can use design to make innovative and smart improvements. The panel will be moderated by Cooper designers Izac Ross and Lauren Ruiz. You can register for the event here.

The Vine: A Conversation on the Nature of Community

May 19, 2014

Dev Patnaik will be participating in a one-on-one conversation with Lance Knobel for The Vine at the Golden Gate Club--The Presidio on June 24, 2014. Dev's one-on-one will be in the closing session from roughly 4-4:30pm. The Vine runs from 9am-5pm with a reception from 5-6:30pm. The Vine began in 2006 as an annual, three-day conference on the nature, and the future, of community. With "eclectic and category-defiant" guest speakers and an emphasis on quality over quantity, it is the unexpected nature of the inquiry that continues to animate the conversation. One participant summed it up this way: “The Vine is a place to get answers to questions we didn’t know we were asking.” Instead of big convention centers, The Vine favors more intimate venues where we can keep to small groups, lively roundtable discussions, and a rich, collaborative learning environment. This year's Vine program is created collaboratively with Uncharted: The Berkeley Festival of Ideas. For more information on The Vine, please see the program's page here.

Future of Work and Collaboration Roundtable Discussion

April 30, 2014

Lauren Pollak will be speaking at a roundtable discussion on the Future of Work and Collaboration at Convene. The roundtable discussion, taking place on May 12, 2014 from 6 to 9:00 p.m. at 101 Park Avenue in Manhattan, is the first in a series of "Hosted Conversations" sponsored by Convene. The nature of work, and where it is conducted, is changing. Factors creating this change include advanced technologies, generational desires for autonomy and the ability to control where and how they work, the need to innovate causing longer and more intense collaborations, and the need to lower costs through a reduction of real estate costs. This roundtable will focus on the models that may take the place of the current workplace and collaboration environments. For more information, see the event's press release, or contact Emily Simmons/Richard Anderson of Feintuch Communications at

TED 2014: What Marketers Need to Know

April 1, 2014

Dev Patnaik will be leading a webinar for the Association of National Advertisers. The webinar, titled, "TED 2014: What Marketers Need to Know," is a recap for marketers of this year's TED conference in Vancouver. It will take place on April 2, 2014 from 10:00-11:00am PST. The annual TED conference is the place to feed your head on the latest thinking about culture, technology, entertainment, design, and business. What were people talking about this year? What are the distant early warnings that marketers need to pay attention to? And what practical steps might we all take back and put to work? This webinar, led by Dev, will not only cover some of tremendous sessions at the conference but also the hallway conversations, and sidebars that enhance an already impressive agenda.