The NYC OpenIDEO chapter is still enthusiastically iterating on their ideas selected for refinement for the End of Life Challenge. On Thursday 28 July, 8 participants met. They went through the progress of our current challenge thus far and decided to work on the SuperPal app since it emerged as part of the refinement, but the app in itself did not go through some iterations.
The group identified several user groups and focused on two (due to time constraint): patients and volunteers. One of the participants, a very talented graphic art person, volunteered to make the mock up of the App. It should be uploaded on the OpenIDEO platform on Monday.
Saturday 30 July, the NYC OpenIDEO chapter went to Mount Sinai Palliative Care, thanks to Morgan Meinel, a palliative care nurse, and an expert for the OpenIDEO challenge. The nurses again gave the team their time and insights on the brochures and experience maps that were created. The team is now digesting and synthesizing the feedback before updating the idea.
The NYC OpenIDEO group working on the End of Life Challenge, with Lee Kim as their facilitator, are truly inspiring. Not only they developed great solutions with a lot of potential impact for the issue of end of life, but they have also displayed an extraordinary energy and enthusiasm for the challenge question and human-centered design.