Dynamic Complex Problem Ecosystem Model [R]
We define complex health and social system problems as Dynamic Problem Ecosystems. Each is made up of four identifiable, distinct yet overlapping fields of social practices that can be distinguished by their broad purpose, role or meaning within the problem ecosystem, their degree of power or influence on the other fields, their relative complexity and dynamics, their material and technological elements, and the characteristics of the actors that constitute and perform them. Contact us to explore how we apply this model to discover the root causes and factors that contribute to complex health and social problems.
Design and Transform Value in Health: A Service Ecosystem Framework [R]
Our latest publication explains how a commonly used but often misapplied metaphor for health systems – ecosystems – can be applied more deeply and appropriately to better understand complex health system problems, find novel possibilities and opportunities, and design smarter and more scalable strategies, interventions and solutions to address them.
Diabetic Foot Ulcer Ecosystem: Umio Case-Study [R]
This case-study describes how we applied our Health Value Design framework to identify, map and frame multiple value-creation possibilities with the complex, rapidly evolving ecosystem of diabetic foot ulcer care. It defines the questions we used to frame the enquiry, summarises the approach, describes the concepts and lists the outputs we achieved. Also, it summarises the applications and impact of our work. Please register or log-in to download your copy,
Making Design Thinking Work in Complex Health and Social Ecosystems [R]
This paper summarises how we add greater system, focus, and evidence to early-stage health innovation whilst also extending the scope, creativity, value and fitness (to stakeholders) of new value propositions, market strategy, technologies, products, and services.
From Chief Executive to Chief Ecosystem Officer - The new leaders of innovation [R]
This paper describes five uses of the ecosystem metaphor for innovation, strategy and value-creation and then lists a series of questions that leaders must answer to design their ecosystem-aligned organisation.
Umio Health Value Design® and Traditional Design Thinking Compared [R]
This short document provides a comparison between Umio Health Value Design and traditional product-experience focused design thinking. It summarises our systemic approach for designing and transforming value within a health ecosystem at multiple levels and through different forms of intervention, beyond products and services.
Defining Opportunity and Co-Creating Concepts for DFU Infection Diagnostics
This case-study explains how we enabled ITI Scotland to establish a complete picture of how diabetic foot care practitioners wish to improve their capabilities to achieve target patient and health outcomes, given current resources, pathways, stakeholders and modes of practice.