Designing for Change
Our students explored how to support Dexcom users through lifestyle changes that make it difficult to manage glucose levels, supplies and social support.
"This would make [taking exams] so much easier."
Marlon, College Student with T1D
Students wore CGMs to better understand the needs of users.
19 UCSD students embarked in an 8-week design sprint in early 2020 to develop new and innovative solutions to problems uncovered through user interviews. Each solution was the result of mapping our user’s experience and iteratively refining it based on feedback from participants with type 1 diabetes.
After several rounds of testing, the final feedback was overwhelmingly positive.
"Would be very useful in the setting of a diabetes camp."
Gayle, RN, CDE, Camp Counselor
"This is dynamite!"
Margi, T1 Participant
The final presentation to Dexcom was a success. Each team pitched their solution, and presented an interactive prototype.