GRAVITY PROJECTS


Project Based Internal Innovation

What Is a Gravity Project

Gravity Projects™ are Origami Innovation’s internal purpose-driven solution program. Gravity Projects focus on community improvements, empowering others, and making the world a better place. Efforts result in the creation of a working-tangible prototype or impactful solution. Please check below for current examples 🙂 

How can I get involved?

There are a few ways to get involved with a Gravity Project. To join an existing Gravity Project as a team member contact our team so that we can connect you with the Gravity Project Team Leader. If you are interested in building your own Gravity Project please take a look at our fellowship application or contact the Origami Innovations Core-Team. Be sure to take a look below for some examples of our existing Gravity Projects!

|O.I|  Gravity Projects

  • “How might we alleviate the opioid crisis and further create novel healthcare solutions using data science, machine learning, and AI?”

    Goals: Telesphora is comprised of an award-winning team of clinicians, data scientists, and patients that use human-centered design thinking to create meaningful healthcare solutions from open-data and for healthcare organizations. We believe that technical teams alone cannot adequately address healthcare problems without co-creation with diverse stakeholders including patients, caregivers, and interdisciplinary providers.

    The inaugural Telesphora platform uses an open-access data-driven approach to make real-time predictions of where and when increases in opioid overdoses and mortality will occur so that first-responders, policy-makers, and hospitals may better allocate resources and ultimately save lives.

  • “How might we improve the delivery of health care for transgender patients?”

    Goals: TRANSition Health is a collaborative effort between transgender identified individuals, interdisciplinary licensed healthcare professionals, and interdisciplinary allied healthcare students at Yale University, the University of Southern California, the University of Washington, and Stanford University. An IRB approved research project will evaluate needs-assessment from numerous stakeholders to create a crowdsourced online educational platform for patients and providers. Ultimately, we aim to advance the delivery of healthcare to transgender patients, to empower patients within the context of their healthcare interactions, and to educate providers on best practices.

  • ”How might we use human-centered design thinking at the community level to alleviate the opioid crisis?”

    Goals: This project is the product of a joint-effort on Capitol Hill to find novel solutions to the opioid crisis that included stakeholders such as patients, caregivers, family members, first-responders, policy makers, and designers. Our team will present a number of open-access design and policy recommendations to the City of New Haven and the State of Connecticut to combat the opioid epidemic. Each design solution and policy recommendation follows the tenants of the Stanford University Medicine X ‘Everyone Included’ model.

  • “How might we improve the accessibility and ease of use of public transportation in New Haven?”

    Goals: This project aims to redesign transportation in the City of New Haven to give community members better access to critical resources such as childcare, food, and medical services as well as an better overall user experience through open-access design and policy recommendations. Our team will be using proven models of empathy and human-centered design thinking to assess community needs and better understand the user journey.

  • “How might patients, students, and healthcare providers better develop trust, empathy, and respect, reduce power-hierarchies, and work together to create healthcare solutions?”

    Goals: Our team will bring together diverse stakeholders of patients, providers, and students to create solutions around a central theme. The program aims to host a design + prototype day that pairs with a 8-week structured curriculum to guide and mentor student-patient teams. This program is co-created with the Stanford University Medicine X temr (teaching empathy through mutual respect) program with mentorship and guidance from Dennis Boyle, IDEO founding member and instructor of“Design for Better Health” at the Stanford d. School.

  • ”How might we better realign the incentives of academic research?”

    [In pilot – stay tuned!]

|O.I|  Gravity Projects

  • “How might we alleviate the opioid crisis and further create novel healthcare solutions using data science, machine learning, and AI?”

    Goals: Telesphora is comprised of an award-winning team of clinicians, data scientists, and patients that use human-centered design thinking to create meaningful healthcare solutions from open-data and for healthcare organizations. We believe that technical teams alone cannot adequately address healthcare problems without co-creation with diverse stakeholders including patients, caregivers, and interdisciplinary providers.

    The inaugural Telesphora platform uses an open-access data-driven approach to make real-time predictions of where and when increases in opioid overdoses and mortality will occur so that first-responders, policy-makers, and hospitals may better allocate resources and ultimately save lives.

  • “How might we improve the delivery of health care for transgender patients?”

    Goals: TRANSition Health is a collaborative effort between transgender identified individuals, interdisciplinary licensed healthcare professionals, and interdisciplinary allied healthcare students at Yale University, the University of Southern California, the University of Washington, and Stanford University. An IRB approved research project will evaluate needs-assessment from numerous stakeholders to create a crowdsourced online educational platform for patients and providers. Ultimately, we aim to advance the delivery of healthcare to transgender patients, to empower patients within the context of their healthcare interactions, and to educate providers on best practices.

  • ”How might we use human-centered design thinking at the community level to alleviate the opioid crisis?”

    Goals: This project is the product of a joint-effort on Capitol Hill to find novel solutions to the opioid crisis that included stakeholders such as patients, caregivers, family members, first-responders, policy makers, and designers. Our team will present a number of open-access design and policy recommendations to the City of New Haven and the State of Connecticut to combat the opioid epidemic. Each design solution and policy recommendation follows the tenants of the Stanford University Medicine X ‘Everyone Included’ model.

  • “How might we improve the accessibility and ease of use of public transportation in New Haven?”

    Goals: This project aims to redesign transportation in the City of New Haven to give community members better access to critical resources such as childcare, food, and medical services as well as an better overall user experience through open-access design and policy recommendations. Our team will be using proven models of empathy and human-centered design thinking to assess community needs and better understand the user journey.

  • “How might patients, students, and healthcare providers better develop trust, empathy, and respect, reduce power-hierarchies, and work together to create healthcare solutions?”

    Goals: Our team will bring together diverse stakeholders of patients, providers, and students to create solutions around a central theme. The program aims to host a design + prototype day that pairs with a 8-week structured curriculum to guide and mentor student-patient teams. This program is co-created with the Stanford University Medicine X temr (teaching empathy through mutual respect) program with mentorship and guidance from Dennis Boyle, IDEO founding member and instructor of“Design for Better Health” at the Stanford d. School.

  • ”How might we better realign the incentives of academic research?”

    [In pilot – stay tuned!]