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The 2016 MedTech Boston 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovators


Adam Connor
Director of Mad*Pow’s Center for Health Experience Design
Adam Connor Adam Connor is obsessed with understanding what makes groups and organizations work. That’s why he’s been tapped by Mad*Pow as the director of their new initiative, The Center for Health Experience Design, whose mission is to help organizations increase their own capacity and maturity for design and innovation.

Mad*Pow has long been working with healthcare organizations across the ecosystem, as well as running an annual conference on health innovation and design. “In those projects, discussions, and encounters we frequently saw the challenges, frustrations, and successes of organizations as they worked to become more innovative,” said Connor. “It got many of us talking about what we wished could happen for healthcare, about how great it would be if there were ways to connect designers who wanted to do great work with organizations that needed them.” And so, the Center for Health Experience Design was born.

Diagnosed with his first chronic condition at age five, Connor has a personal interest in the healthcare system. “As Mad*Pow’s interest in healthcare grew, mine did too, alongside the number of conditions I was diagnosed with and the deeper I found myself in the system,” says Connor. “Today, I can’t think of any area I’d rather focus on… It’s one of the few industries I’ve designed for where I can really see the results of my work in the improvement of people’s well being.”

In addition to his work at Mad*Pow, Connor is known for his book “Discussing Design: Improving Communication & Collaboration Through Critique,” which he co-authored with Aaron Irizarry. Born of his frustration with the quality of conversations surrounding ideas and design, Connor’s book helps organizations communicate effectively by identifying and understanding creative objectives.

You can read more about Adam Connor and The Center for Health Experience Design here.

MedTech Boston Staff

    Abigail Ballou, Alexandra David, Shreya Iyer and Casey Nugent contributed to this story.

    6 Comments

    1. Sraliceop@netscape says:

      Congratulations to Call9! I admire the motivation and purpose behind your work. May it enhance the Gift of Life for many people. And it all started with Al and Estelle! My best wishes and prayers!

      Alice Reichmeider, O.P.

    2. Chandra reddy says:

      Nina
      Way to go
      We are all so proud of you

    3. kusuma rao says:

      Hi Nina my name is KusumaRao classmate of your parents at MMC.i want you to know how proud i am of you not just the intelligence but the compassion for others at such an young age.To tell our own self for nthe good of others in not known in indian community. you made all of us feel good keepup the goodwork and God bless you love Kusuma aunty

    4. Dr. Harneet V Thakur says:

      Hi Anshuman,

      I am very proud of you and lucky to have you as my student. It was known during your M.tech project that you will shine. Many best wishes and congratulations. I wish you grand success in all your endevours.

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