Skill-Building Workshop: What is Design-Thinking and how can it Improve Your SUD Research?

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June 15, 2024, 2 PM - 3:30 PM
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CPDD Montreal
This workshop will introduce the established business framework "Design Thinking" and explain how design thinking can be applied to produce novel and innovative preclinical and clinical research hypotheses and methods. Design thinking is a end-user centered business technique that identifies unmet needs from the perspective of a patient and then proposes and tests potential solutions in a rapid and iterative fashion. This workshop proposes that the design thinking framework can be applied to the field of substance use disorder to develop person-centered research and to also facilitate back translation to preclinical designs. By the end of the workshop, attendees will have built skills in design thinking they can use to advance their research. The workshop will begin with a presentation by Kelly Dunn from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine who will introduce the concept of Design Thinking and how it can be mapped onto preclinical and human (patient-centered) research. Next the session will introduce an unmet need/challenge in the SUD field that will be used as an example to interactively demonstrate how the 5 stages of design thinking can be applied to inform, refine, and reconceptulalize hypothesis development. Supriya Munshaw from the JHU Carey Business School and Kelly Dunn will introduce each design-thinking phase and interactively work with attendees to apply design thinking strategies to the problem.