Hope you all had a Happy Easter. I noticed there are just over three weeks left now to enter the 2009 DiabetesMine Design Challenge. (Submissions accepted until May 1, 2009). On that note, today is third in our series of interviews with our esteemed judges: a conversation with Dr. Steven Edelman — renowned diabetes researcher and founder of the TCOYD (Taking Control of Your Diabetes) conference series. We’re honored to have him participate in the…Read more »
As I hope you all know by now, the 2009 DiabetesMine Design Challenge is calling on everyone — including all you disgruntled patients out there — to get creative about “solving” daily diabetes problems. What kind of gadget or web application would really make your life with diabetes better?
Here’s your chance to help all of us, and possibly win $10,000 in the process. Not bad!
The “Early-Bird” prize (or really just “praise”) goes to…
As many of you know, I’ve taken on Health Design as a platform of advocacy. And it happened almost by accident, when I had the inspiration to pen that Open Letter to Steve Jobs back in April of ’07. It was a tongue-in-cheek call-to-action for the gurus of consumer design to get together with the providers of medical devices and start making them smaller, slicker, more personalizable — in short, more like the iPod.
Because you just haven’t gotten enough of this contest yet , please say hello to the Grand Prize winners today:
Ethan Mullis (left) is a professional designer and Type 1 diabetic. His brother-in-law and best friend Alan Johnson helped him get hired at the innovative web startup company Gnoso Inc. in Taylors, South Carolina. Last March, he also convinced the firm’s CEO to let them both focus on developing a new program for diabetes. Per…Read more »
Thanks again to everyone who entered and helped promote this year’s DiabetesMine Design Challenge. We had twenty-one great entries — each one a fresh idea for a product to help people live better with diabetes.
Congratulations again to grand prize winners Ethan Mullis and Max Wieder!
The panel of judges spent some serious time deliberating over all the entries, and had some specific feedback on each that we thought you’d all like to hear. We…