Design Heals at Parsley Health’s Reimagined Medical Office

From design to doctors, a new and impressive approach to wellness

Wellness is a journey, not a destination. For some, it’s about living their best life with a chronic illness; for others, it’s simply about optimizing from a place of strength. These two types of people loosely summarize the member base at Parsley Health, a practice applying more holistic points of view to traditional healthcare. Everything from nutrition to compassion, technology, diet and design work in concert …

BJ Miller on What Really Matters at the End of Life

At a recent TED Talk, palliative caregiver BJ Miller took the stage to discuss mortality, healthcare and what it means to prepare for death. In many hospitals, this means throwing every possible medicine or procedure at a patient in order to curb their illness. But Miller argues that that’s just bad design. Instead, healthcare should focus on the person’s inner wellbeing and, in many cases, …

A 3D-Printed Splint for Faster Healing

Anyone who’s worn a cast understands the many setbacks: it’s itchy, you can’t shower with it and you’re left with a tanline by the time if comes off. So after tearing a ligament in his arm, Scott Summit—the senior director of functional design at 3D systems—turned to 3D printing as an alternative to the primitive fiberglass wrap, resulting in a next-level skeletal splint. While it’s …