Can We Design Our Way to Better Health? Some Vermonters Think So – Seven Days

Read article - Quotes James Rustad, assistant professor of psychiatry, in an article about user-experience designer Katie McCurdy and her startup Pictal Health, which helps people suffering from chronic illness create visual depictions of their symptoms to share with their doctor. Rustad says he's interested in pursuing long-term research on the effects of design work such as McCurdy's. He treated 10 veterans who had worked with McCurdy to map their health problems. "I think the patients found the process of working with her quite therapeutic," Rustad said. "I thought she was really able to capture the breadth and depth of their life experience."