Student Videos

Stanford's interdisciplinary project-based healthcare courses offer students hands-on opportunities to make a real difference in the lives of patients and providers.

While participants typically find these projects energizing, they also discover that they're fraught with challenges at every stage of the innovation process.

In the video clips below, students from Biodesign and Design for Service Innovation (DSI) share their approaches, insights, and advice to help other teams anticipate and overcome the hurdles they're likely to encounter.

Identify

Vandana Jain
Describe the needs finding process you went through. (2:27)

Lily Truong
What advice do you have for other teams as they conduct needs finding and screening? (1:53)

Aaron Kurman
What was the need or "design challenge" you were given? (0:54)

Aaron Kurman
How did you validate the need you were given? (0:51)

Daniel Stringer
How did you ultimately decide on the focus of your project? (2:27)

Naama Stauber
What was the need or "design challenge" you were given and how did you begin to tackle it? (1:58)

David Janka
How did you define your point of view statement? (0:55)

Ioulia Kachiskaia
What advice do you have for teams as they define a point of view statement? (1:00)

Invent

Vandana Jain and Lily Truong
Describe the process you went through to develop a prototype of your product. (3:51)

Vandana Jain and Lily Truong
Describe how your prototypes have evolved over time. (8:33)

Lily Truong
How did you approach preliminary user testing and what did you learn? (3:18)

Lily Truong
What is an example of surprising feedback you received during user testing? (1:04)

Vandana Jain
How did you manage conflicting advice from the users you interacted with? (1:01)

Vandana Jain
What advice do you have for other teams as they develop and test prototypes? (1:09)

Ioulia Kachiskaia
What process did you use to come up with solutions to your point of view statement? (1:55)

Aaron Kurman and Daniel Stringer
What are some of the techniques you used to come up with solutions? (1:51)

Aaron Kurman
How did you narrow down all possible solutions to a single idea?
(2:00)

David Janka and Naama Stauber
What are some of the techniques you used to come up with solutions? (1:38)

David Janka and Naama Stauber
What advice do have for students in narrowing down many ideas to a single solutions? (2:04)

Aaron Kurman and Daniel Stringer
How did you approach the prototyping and user testing process? (2:50)

David Janka and Naama Stauber
How did you approach the prototyping process? (2:55)

David Janka and Naama Stauber
How did you approach user testing? (1:52)

Aaron Kurman and Daniel Stringer
What advice do you have for other teams as they go through the prototyping and testing process? (2:18)

Ioulia Kachiskaia
What advice do you have for teams as they go through the prototyping process? (1:00)

Implement

Vandana Jain and Lily Truong
Tell us about the clinical trial you recently conducted. What did you learn? (2:07)

Lily Truong
From a business perspective, what has been the most challenging part of developing your solution? (3:29)

Vandana Jain
Through this process, what have you learned about funding that might be helpful to other teams? (2:19)

Vandana Jain and Lily Truong
What are your plans for the future of your product? (1:43)

Aaron Kurman and Daniel Stringer
How did you address the business aspects of your solution? (2:18)

Sean Mehra and Naama Stauber
How did you address the business aspects of your solution? (2:02)

Daniel Stringer
Do you intend to take your idea forward beyond the course? (0:37)

Sean Mehra
Do you intend to take your idea forward beyond the course? (0:59)

General Advice

Aaron Kurman and Daniel Stringer
What other advice do you have for teams? (3:13)

Ioulia Kachiskaia
What other advice do you have for teams? (2:41)

Sean Mehra and Naama Stauber
What other advice do you have for teams? (1:44)