What will I learn?


In this class we will focus on innovating and rethinking how we might design for healthier habits and behaviors. We will investigate behavioral science principles to understand what motivates humans to change. Using design thinking, we will apply these principles to promote healthy habit formation with real-world patients—and with ourselves. Working in teams, in a quarter-long project, students will redesign health habits in the lives of a patient volunteer with a chronic condition. Students will also work in separate team projects to improve aspects of their own health to gain empathy for how challenging this can be. Invited guests and experts in design thinking, health, medicine, and behavioral science will guide our work and stretch our thinking.

Learn With

Teaching Team

Dennis Boyle
Partner, IDEO Design for Health Practice

Dr. Nancy Lum Cuan MD
Stanford Coordinated Care Clinic

Dr. Sarah Mummah PhD
IDEO Behavioral Science


Any questions?

How do I contact the teaching team?

Email us at dennis@ideo.com and smummah@ideo.com