* MHealthy Ergo Departmental Award, Bronze Level
* Medical School Staff Award for Integration, Collaboration and Teamwork, 2013 – 2014
* Medical School Making a Difference Award, November 2014
 
How might we...
Design a human-centered workspace that supports flexibility, collaboration, privacy, innovation, creativity, and a culture of transparency.
Space matters. We read space like we read people's faces. Space is the foundation for the expression of our cultural values. Space is an instrument of collaboration and innovation.
 

The project.

At MICHR, we realized that our workspace was playing a big role in how we were functioning. As a result, the Rethink Space team was created as a grounds-up initiative to creatively and economically enhance our operating space into a flexible workspace that supports privacy, innovation, creativity, and most importantly a culture of collaboration.

My role.

The re-think space team is made up of five extremely passionate and dedicated MICHR employees and myself, all interested in enhancing the space around us in a human-centered way. I am the team lead.

90

Employees impacted

21,940

Square feet space re-imagined

$34,000

Project cost

 
We think the answer lies in a human-centered participatory design and development process.
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* This work is hugely influenced by Stanford Design School's book 'Make Space' and IDEO's Human Centered Design principles.
 

Some more of
my Work

 

WellSpringboard.

Product design Social innovation

WellSpringboard allows patients to create and support health research ideas that matter to them. Details

Employee Onboarding.

Design research Experience design

This involves designing an onboarding experience that enables long term engagement & growth. Details

MICHR Onboarding

Translational Science Toolkit.

Interaction design

This involves designing an onboarding experience that enables long term engagement & growth. Details

Rethink space

The new UMClinicalStudies.org.

Design research Product design

I am involved as a lead designer in one of the most exciting projects with a truly inter-disciplinary team of 11. Details

Student recruitment mobile app.

Interaction design

I led a team of students to design a mobile app to enhance student participation in clinical trials. Details

Student recruitment mobile app

Findcare.org

Product design Social innovation

Findcare.org is a nonprofit that connects people to free or low cost healthcare.Details

Findcare logo

Zephyr: A MICHR intranet.

Interaction design

Zephyr is a new MICHR intranet available to all MICHR employees across our two locations. Details

Rethinking recruitment

MICHR website redesign.

Design research Interaction design

I helped redesign MICHR's website based on quantitative and qualitative user research.Details

MICHR website redesign

aalap furn tech online presence.

Visual design Development

I was asked to design and build the online presence for aalap furn tech and also its branding experience. Details

Aalap furn tech

Indian Student Association.

Design research Service design

Design thinking was applied to make Ann Arbor feel like home for Indian students at U-M.Details

ISA design thinking

U-M Treatment Assignment Tool.

Product design

I was charged with the interaction design for U-M's patient treatment assignment tool TATUM.Details

TATUM interaction design

See a listing of my work.

Various forms & mediums of design

I would love to detail out each of my projects for you, but I cant. You can however, see a listing of my work.

See project listing.
 
I am extremely passionate about design & love to speak about it. Learn more about some of my speaking engagements.
 

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1952 Traver Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
U.S.A.
Tel:   734 – 223 – 2351
aalapd@umich.edu

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