Design Thinking

Design thinking puts an emphasis on empathy (which is why we love it so much!). When you start with empathy, you can gain insight to your user’s world. This unveils potential usability or design problems and lets you create a product with a great user experience. Design thinking is a problem-solving methodology for human-centered innovations, […]

Googling for Health

An image of a search bar with the question "do I have the flu?"

Our friends at the Pew Internet and American Life Project released a new study this week pointing to the increasing role of the web in medical diagnoses. 1 in 3 American adults is an “online diagnoser” — are you? 35% of U.S. adults say that at one time or another they have gone online specifically […]

CommunicateHealth to Host First-Ever Health Literacy Hackathon!

This post was written by Mary Ann Petti, MPH, CHES. On October 13 and 14, the inaugural CommunicateHealth Health Literacy Hackathon will challenge participants to create a technology-driven tool to improve how people understand and use health information. It could be an app, a website, an interactive online tool, a media campaign, or something else! Inspiration […]

Cut Waste, Cultivate Content: On the President’s Campaign to Cut Waste

From an email we received yesterday from “There are nearly 2,000 top-level web domains across the Federal Government. While many of these sites provide taxpayers with valuable services and information, this proliferation of separate websites creates unnecessary confusion and inefficiency, wastes taxpayer dollars, and makes it difficult for the public to find important government […]