Leveraging Design Thinking to Solve Social Problems 

Katie and Samira
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About this masterclass

Identifying the problem - addressing workplace burnout

Foundational principles of design thinking

Getting to eureka

Case Study - addressing physician burnout

Katie Neville

Katie currently works as a medical device designer at Phoenix DeVentures. She has a Masters of Engineering Design from Stanford University and an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois. While at Stanford, she co-founded the company Code Coral in an effort to address the challenges of physician burnout. Katie also has a background in the aerospace industry from her time with the Boeing Company as a product development engineer. She also has done consulting work and hosted Design Thinking workshops for a variety of companies including San Francisco General Hospital, Honda, and Kaiser Permanente.

Samira Daswani

Samira is an entrepreneur working at the intersection of design, healthcare and technology. Using the power of human-centered design, she is tackling one of the most pressing problems of our generation – mental health, isolation and burnout. Together with a group of talented individuals, Samira co-founded Code Coral that helps individuals better manage their emotional wellbeing, starting with physicians. She has been a part of 2 different technology startups and a consultant at McKinsey & Company. She brings a unique blend of design, operations and strategy to all her projects. She earned a Master’s degree in Engineering, Design at Stanford University, a bachelor’s degree in biological engineering and art history from MIT and Wellesley College respectively. As an avid scuba diver and a red belt in taekwondo, Samira spends her time exploring beautiful places.
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