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Words on design and life by Cassie McDaniel


March 28, 2014

Working at Mozilla

I was re-reading some of my recent posts and came across this thing I wrote a couple months ago about why I love working at Mozilla. I recognize that a culture that allows so many different perspectives, that is so fiercely dedicated to working in the open, will always have room for me. What a - Read More -

March 19, 2013

Brave New World

O wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in’t. —William Shakespeare, The Tempest I’m a little sad, and a little excited, to share that this is my last week working at the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation on the Human Factors team. I’ll - Read More -

June 8, 2012

New Events and Publications

So many great events are happening in the next little while, too many to tweet, so I thought I’d share them here. They are not all related to design in healthcare, but they are related to design, and I imagine a little more crossover between industries would be good. Upcoming Events Weapons of Mass Creation - Read More -

May 31, 2012

eHealth 2012: Day 3 Sketch Notes

Thank you for all the nice words about my sketch notes this week! Certainly makes it easier to keep doing it, even if the speakers think I’m not paying attention. Someone said I should make postcards out of these. Would you want a set? Here are the final day’s notes, my favorite of the three, - Read More -

May 29, 2012

eHealth 2012: Day 1 Sketch Notes

I’m in Vancouver right now for my first eHealth conference. Thought I’d capture my notes again in sketch form. Here are day one’s.

March 2, 2012

Guest post: Hacking Health in Montreal

Last weekend we sent one of our own over to Montreal to take part in Hacking Health, which is a fantastic initiative to bring clinicians, designers and developers together in a Startup-Weekend-like scenario to tackle some big health problems in an accelerated timeframe. Anthony Mei was our representative at the event. He is relatively new - Read More -

January 13, 2012

Big issues facing mHealth’s ‘thrilling, disruptive potential’

I’m utterly hopeful about all the attention mobile health has been receiving in the news lately, I really am. The latest to grab my attention was this Fast Company article, “As Smartphones Get Smarter, You May Get Healthier: How mHealth Can Bring Cheaper Health Care To All” by Adam Bluesmen. Note: See other things I’ve - Read More -

November 25, 2011

Where are healthcare’s big ideas?

Last weekend I attended (as an observer) Startup Weekend Toronto, a 54 hour event that takes place in over 123 countries in which all kinds of people pitch startup ideas. Those who pitch subsequently try to launch a business with a team made of people also participating in the event. The catch is that on - Read More -