PIVOT-ing Slowly

Informed Design

PIVOT has always been about Informed Design. That’s just who we are. Our work is textured with a rich understanding of those who interact with it and benefit from it. Our design outlook is a synthesis of the main elements in the human experience, harnessing them and making them better. This is Informed Design, our … Read More

Co-Design for Health: From Inclusion to Equity

Informed Design

By: Joseph Donia, Pam Sethi, and Ian Chalmers A Brief History of Co-Design We live in a world that is more connected than ever. As the interdependent nature of today’s problems become recognized, public and private sector organizations are increasingly turning to co-design for structured collaboration. Intergovernmental units like Denmark’s MindLab and the UK’s Policy Lab … Read More

ViaTherapy Featured…

Pivot Etc.
The Newcastle Herald featured ViaTherapy on their website. Pivot has helped the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and The Heart & Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery design an app for occupational and physical therapists. Therapists can use ViaTherapy to learn about the latest therapies, recall established therapies, and create a customized rehabilitation plan for their patients. Read the case study here. [...]

From Science Fiction to Reality: Our Tricorder Journey

Informed Design

Science fiction became reality for us at Pivot last week. That’s because on April 12th, the Canadian Cloud DX team we’re proud to be a part of, won the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE’s (QTXP) first ever Bold Epic Innovator Award in sunny Los Angeles. With Cloud DX, we have been working to bring the Tricorder (yes, like the … Read More

Recap: SickKids Hackathon

News & Events

This past weekend we were involved in Hacking Health for Kids @ SickKids at the Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning. The event, which brought designers and developers together with patients and healthcare professionals, was a platform for the rapid prototyping of digital solutions to problems within children’s healthcare. Designers from Pivot, along with our … Read More

Design as a Strategic Driver of Business: 5-Part Series

Informed Design

Since about 2004, the concept of “design thinking” as a problem-solving tool has been embraced—and in some cases rejected—by the business world. Both Stanford and the Rotman School of Management offer Design Thinking courses in their business programs. In 2009, Business Week published a list of “promising programs from design and business schools from around … Read More

Meeting Tools: A Look at What We Use and Share

Informed Design

As we worked to find out more about the origins of meetings in our History of Meetings research poster, we realized that though the reasons, and settings may have changed, the underlying way people met was pretty well consistent across the board. They come, they meet/discuss/brainstorm/share, they assign next steps, they leave (and repeat). Within … Read More