We are a small group of entrepreneurs determined to improve Alberta Health Services using design thinking.

WHO WE ARE

We

believe

The biggest opportunities to transform healthcare lie not within strategies or processes, but mindsets.

People come to us with complicated problems that have no clear solution and sit squarely in the grey zone of right and wrong.

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We 

educate

We

facilitate

The Design Lab uses design thinking as a core foundation. We tap into abilities and viewpoints that are often overlooked by more conventional problem-solving practices. 

We recognize patterns to help groups come up user-focused ideas.

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We use design thinking to kick start meaningful discussions, breathe life into structure, and develop solutions using human-centred design. 

We offer courses that harness design thinking into tools like sprints, scrums and liberating structures.

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OUR TEAM

With over 30 years of experience in the health sector, Marlies is a design mentor, a coveted speaker and the leader and founder of the AHS Design Lab.

ALI

With deep experience in analytical mapping, Ali leads the team with strategic design and developmental opportunities.

SHALYN

Shalyn organizes, coordinates and communicates for the Lab with a penchant for customer service and inherent instincts about how to get stuff done.

The team creative and scribe, Erin has spent a lifetime immersed in literature, theatre and visual arts. She’s in charge of keeping everyone’s heads in the clouds.

JOSH

Josh’s career as a nurse has honed his empathy to a fine tune. His lived experience gives him razor-sharp insight into how to design with humans in mind.

KATHRYN

Kathryn is in touch with the latest and greatest trends and keeps the team looking their best with stunning visuals and killer graphics.

OUR FELLOWS

Julie Schellenberg

Richard Liebrecht

Michael Auld

Jodi Ploquin 

Marcia Clark

Phil Bobawsky

Shauna Langenberger

Emma Currie

Steve Pedersen

Maya Pajevic

Cecilia Lee

Dan Edgcumbe

Christine Gibson

Rollie Nichol

Laura Schattle-Weiss

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