Healthy Bones Healthy Aging Challenge: Additional Resources

This resource list has been co-created alongside bone health experts to support you in crafting your idea.

Throughout the Challenge, support includes:

  • Access to research information to support the ideation process
  • Toolkits outlining design processes to support the innovation journey
  • Access to experts in health, aging, and the bone space
  • One-on-one mentor sessions. Up to 30 solution teams that move into the Refinement Phase of the Challenge will be paired with Innovation Coaches and Community Prototypers for guidance and support
  • New connections and the opportunity to meet co-creators while growing your network via the OpenIDEO platform and bone community

Patient Experience

Personas: Meet the people behind osteoporosis

Journey Map: See the path of care through health systems and community

Tools to Guide Design

Host an event with your friends or community to collaborate with others

Review the presentation from our Kickoff Webinar and Q+A

Listen to an IDEO podcast on Design Thinking in Health Care

Uncover an opportunity by creating a Journey Map or Experience Map

Guide your Design Research with our Study Visit Toolkit or Interview Toolkit

Keep your research ethical with the Little Book of Design Research Ethics

How to share research

What to do after submission

Learn tricks for designing for health services

Get the inside scoop on Pathways to Piloting in Hospitals

Design for future trends with the Caregiving 2031 Scenarios

Create your strongest pitch with better storytelling

Understanding osteoporosis and fractures

What is Osteoporosis and What Causes It? / (Que Es La Osteoporosis?)

How is it diagnosed?

The relationship between Osteoporosis and fractures

Who is at Risk for Osteoporosis?

5 Things to Know About Osteoporosis

What do space travel and osteoporosis have in common?

The Impact of Fractures Due to Osteoporosis is Being Ignored

Felicia Chiao

San Francisco, USA

Felicia Chiao is an industrial designer and illustrator based in San Francisco. By day, she works as an industrial designer for IDEO's Design for Food team, and at night she has been drawing in sketchbooks for over seven years, mostly for fun.

Felicia's Design Tips

"When starting a composition, create an anchor first and then build around it. The anchor can be the focus of the piece (like an object/animal/person) or a setting (interior, beach, city, etc.) and the rest of the elements drawn in after should support it."

You don’t need to know what the whole drawing is going to look like when you start it. Start with what you know and build into it as you go. If you don't enjoy what you're making it will show, so if something you're working on doesn't feel right, bite the bullet and start over instead of wasting time overworking it. I work mostly with markers, which often limits my choice of colors for the color palette, but you can start with the colors you know you will use (a red apple, blue water, etc) and then looking at your palette, pick which other colors would go well with what you have.

Erika Díaz Gómez

Bógota, Colombia

Erika was born in Colombia and loves creating stories without words. She thinks that telenovelas are more interesting than science fiction.

Erika's Design Tips

"Create your own personal and technical rules; fail, win and be patient."

Learn from yourself. Document, revisit and appreciate what you designed in the past. Explore your personal craft and celebrate your creator's identity. Make and repeat. Go analog, explore both your personal and craft's constraints, and don't let your commercial work take over. Art and side projects are the best teachers.

May Kodama

Oakland, USA

May is a true-crime-podcast-listening, plant caring, constantly eating, Japanese-American graphic designer. She strives to make good design, travel the world, and become the mother of five dogs at some point in her life.

May's Design Tips

"Try limiting your color palette to 1-5 colors, and even limit the shades of those colors. Explore how simply you can communicate depth and perspective with the layering of the limited palette. You can start with monochrome in pure black and white, before layering the additional complexity of color."

Always be hungry for discovery. The thing that motivates me the most is experimentation and exploration. I'm always looking for new mediums to try out and play in, whether it be in 2D, 3D, digital, motion, etc. I find that as long as I'm constantly doing and learning something new, I stay inspired and excited about the work. However, don’t look at too much inspiration. Sometimes, I can get lost on the Pinterest train, clicking into link after link after link. Visual overload can crowd and push out your own ideas, so be careful to balance looking externally and looking internally. Inspiration can only help so much. Save space for your own creativity to flow.

Allison Press

Oakland, USA

Allison is an interaction designer and strategist at IDEO on a mission to design for the public good. Whether it’s improving how public institutions serve their citizens, creating digital access to learning, or cultivating civic engagement, she is driven toward systems-level challenges with optimism and obsession for figuring out how design can be used to more equitably serve people. In her spare time, she enjoys making gifts that celebrate the people who make her life full.

Alison's Design Tips

"A balanced composition has three things—a large element (like a colored background), a medium element (like the focal point), and a small element (to add visual texture)."

If you want to take your creation to the next level, adding a little bit of texture in digital illustrations goes a long way.