Dates September 24 | 25 | 26 - 27*Location Mayo Clinic
* Optional: Mayo Clinic Transform two-day conference requires separate registration
Welcome to DTX6

At DTX6, we'll focus on designing for responsible futures. How might we develop and use design thinking methods to ensure participation, access, and inclusion?

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September 24 — Day 1
Mayo Clinic Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center
565 1st St SW, Rochester, MN 55902

Registration + Breakfast
6th Floor Dining Hall

Christi Zuber & Barbara Barry

Designing Tactical Innovations - From Post-it Note to Protest March Jackie del Castilo Synopsis: To have influence, people in them must continually invent new ways of disrupting power through tactical innovations.

Reflection + Break

In the Age for AI - where does analysis stop and empathy begin? Sarah Herbert Synopsis: AIs are currently moderating our experiences and interacting with us in more humanlike ways. In the future, AIs will play an ever increasing role in our lives. Their ability to process mass amounts of data can provide enormous value, especially when it comes to diagnosing illnesses. But what are the implications if we allow AIs to manage more and more of our healthcare?
Just like human experience, human health is complex. Statistical analysis and probability do not always result in effective patient care, it takes empathy to truly understand and treat the human condition.
Join me in a presentation, open discussion and hands-on activity to explore the ways we can leverage human empathy in patient care and apply these learnings to the future of AI.

Lunch served in the 6th Floor Dining Hall

Design Thinking to lead conversations and meetings Virginia Hamilton Synopsis: Focused conversation is a structure for designing and leading conversations. Often Design Thinking processes assume the leader knows how to facilitate well. This is a fast lesson in better facilitating.

Reflection + Break

Gentle Yoga (Group A)
Experience the calming, gentle yoga session to enhance stretching, ease tension, and create space for relaxation and rejuvination.
Elements of Movement (Group B)
Take some time to rest the mind and body by immersing oneself in a variety of relaxation practices and learn strategies to keep the mind engaged and cope with stress.
Relaxation Techniques (Group C)
Improve your mobility and coordination while you learn more about the ways your body can move.

Design at Deep Mind Health Alana Wood and Ozur Ozkurt Synopsis: This talk is a brief overview of how we design at DeepMind Health - from our internal processes and one-team approach to our work with partners in the UK healthcare system, how do we build inclusion into our work?

The Ethical Dimensions in Design Sebastian Fixson Synopsis: Participants will create a collection of personal experiences with ethical dimensions. A mini exercise around a known case (e.g., the trolley dilemma), will lead to the articulation of three major ethical approaches or lenses on the participants’ experiences.

Closing remarks

Dinner at various locations across the city
See dinner ticket

Happy Hour
Tap House 10 3rd ST SW, Rochester, MN 55902
Participating Organizations
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Babson College
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts | Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Boise State University
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Empty Set
  • Fidelity Labs
  • IBM
  • IBM Design
  • Intuit
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • LOFT @ Manulife/John Hancock
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Northeastern University
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • P&G
  • Philips
  • RBC
  • Rotman School of Management
  • Stanford d.school/Columbia Design Studio
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Queensland Business School
  • Verizon / Stanford University
Event Address
Day 1: Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center, Mayo Clinic Campus
565 1st ST SW, Rochester, MN 55902, USA
Day 2: Bleu Duck Kitchen
14 4th st SW, Rochester, MN 55902
Day 3-4 (Optional): Transform Conference at Mayo Civic Center
30 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, MN 55904, USA

How to get here?

The Rochester International Airport (RST) is 20 minutes south of downtown Rochester. Taxi, shuttle, and ridesharing (Uber/Lyft) services are available. NOTE: All hotels listed on this site are within walking distance of Mayo Civic Center

Additionally, the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is 90 minutes north of Rochester and round transportation is available between Minneapolis and many Rochester destinations, including Mayo Clinic and most hotels.

Where to stay?

  • Kahler Grand Hotel
    20 Second Avenue SW, Rochester, MN 55904
    Phone: 507-280-6200
  • Mariot Mayo Clinic Area
    101 First Avenue SW, Rochester, MN 55904
    Phone: 507-280-6000
  • Hitlon Garden Inn
    225 South Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904
    Phone: 507-285-1234