The applications for the Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition have opened. The design competition is open for all the candidates worldwide who have designed health related- solutions. The solutions can be medical devices, surgical tools, health IT solutions, mental health solutions, global health innovations and so on.
The competition tracks for the Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition are
- Designs of Solutions for Advanced Health Systems
- Global Health/ Humanitarian Design
- Healthcare Apps/Information Technology Design
The interested candidates must meet the following requirements to participate in the Johns Hopkins Healthcare Design Competition.
- The candidate’s project must focus on a healthcare application.
- Also, innovations for both high-resource settings and global health applications are eligible.
- Additionally, device, hardware, and digital solutions are eligible
- Also, the project must have been started after January 1st, 2015
- Full-time students must drive the project.
- However, Ph.D./Postdoc research projects and projects that have utilized significant research funding (>$100k) are ineligible
- Similarly, Projects that are not run by full-time students are ineligible. For example, projects run by startup companies or faculty are ineligible.
- Furthermore, eligible full-time students include those working towards undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and professional degrees (MBA, MD, etc.).
Simplified Rubric for Design Brief
The Design Brief is a two-page executive summary of the applicants’ design project. They should write a brief for an audience of Medtech engineers and designers that are likely not intimately familiar with their clinical and solution space.
The organizers will evaluate design briefs by the following four criteria. They recommend the design brief to be laid out in sections devoted to each criterion.
- Problem description (25%)
- The applicants must define the problem they are addressing, the clinical/healthcare background, and why there is a need for a better solution.
- Solution concept(s) (25%)
- Similarly, they should present their proposed solution with their design rationale and explain how it meets the needs of the stakeholders involved in their clinical/healthcare problem.
- Reduction to practice (25%)
- In addition to that, they must describe the proof-of-concept experimental results they have completed and/or renderings and photos of their prototype(s).
- Pathway to implementation (25%)
- Furthermore, the candidates should describe the pathway that lies ahead for their project towards creating an impactful solution.
Visit the official website for further details.