Veronica Alfaro is a senior Design Technologist on the NYU Population Health Research team. Her work occurs in the intersection between accessibility and health care through the fields of human-centered design, user experience, user interface design, and information visualization. Her most recent focus is on reimagining health care and the use of technology and design to improve the relationship between patients and health care providers in the FuturePractice| HiBRID lab. Additionally, she focuses on the design of frameworks for developing customizable assistive technologies for individuals with disabilities, which she developed as part of her residency in the NYU Ability Project. She has an MPS degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.
In Part 2, the following items were discussed: collaboration with entities within and outside of NYU; how design thinking and innovative strategies are influenced by members of specific clinical groups; taking into account during the design process that patients who experience diminishing capacities may have to abandon digital health technologies; possible unintended negative consequences relating to novel digital technologies; challenges involved in the adoption of new technologies; and launching new research endeavors.