WE BELIEVE IN A DESIGN-THINKING APPROACHSTRATEGY.
Strategy | Design | Delivery
Breakthrough innovation across the lifespan.
Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Live Well Collaborative works with industry leaders and University of Cincinnati students and faculty to form multidisciplinary design project teams. Over the course of a semester the project team uses our design thinking process, which incorporates three main steps: in-depth user focused research, ideation of products and services, and concept refinement. Live Well Collaborative’s design-led approach, delivers innovative solutions across the lifespan.
In collaboration with the Hematology Division at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, this project focused on improving education and information in the community on sickle cell trait through an online presence. Over the course of 15 weeks, the LWC team reached out to the local community to understand what is currently known about sickle cell trait.
In partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, the LWC research team explored solutions for helping youth in Hamilton County transitioning from Child Services to the adult healthcare system. This endeavor presents an opportunity for young adults transitioning out of foster care to learn about preventative healthcare, make more informed decisions about their health, and lower medical costs.
Boeing and the Live Well Collaborative partnered to develop the perfect air travel experience, including the complete travel journey from check-in at the airport to arrival at a destination. The team researched the current airport experience and gained insights from Boeing staff to visualize an entirely new airport experience. Several solutions were pursued for further development.
Boeing partnered with the Live Well Collaborative in 2012 to develop holistic solutions to improve the air travel experience for aging flight attendants. The team aimed to improve flight attendants’ work environment to make their jobs more ergonomic and less stressful, and in doing so improve the passenger’s experience by extension.
Procter and Gamble’s Fixodent brand collaborated with Live Well to identify new product or service solutions for their oral prosthetic wearers. The multidisciplinary team mapped key themes important to consumers and developed product proposals from these areas of opportunity.
Project teams follow our design thinking process to create innovative and unique design solutions with guidance from the industry studio sponsor. Several of these solutions have become patent filings, listing both students and faculty involved as contributors. These innovative patents highlight the success of the Live Well Collaborative’s academia/industry model.
Inflight Passenger Information System
Patent Application 17-1212
55Faculty Advisors Involved
Why Choose Us?
Live Well Collaborative provides a wide range of capabilities, from project studios to design thinking workshops to insightful think tank sessions. Each offering provides a unique and customizable experience for your organization. Our expertise and core competencies are translated through three main capabilities: