Designing for infection prevention
Public Services & NGOs
Culture & Skill Development
Innovation strategy
Applied Methods

→ Design sprint
→ Qualitative user interviews
→ Expert interviews
→ Co-creation workshop
→ Creative brainstorming
→ Rapid prototyping
→ User testing
→ Roadmapping

Digital tools

3 months

Prevention of infections and antibiotic resistance is crucial for the University Hospital of Zurich (USZ). Its research team constantly updates best practices to ensure prevention is carried out at every step of the patient journey, still infection rates could be lower. How can all USZ healthcare workers know what to do to prevent infections, and antibiotic resistance?
Co-creation workshop
Design sprint
Strategy development

"It was impressive to observe how many results have been achieved in only few months: after the training session, USZ employees were able to co-facilitate a 3-day workshop and generate solutions together with their colleagues, that will be tested in the real hospital setting by end of the year."

Alice Repetti, Business Consultant at Spark Works


employees fully trained


ideas generated


prototypes created and tested


solutions selected


After training four USZ employees on Design Thinking (DT) facilitation, they were enabled to co-design and facilitate three agile workshops with participants from across the hospital to tackle the challenge. With our supervision, the USZ prototyped and tested two distinct solutions, and built internal innovation capabilities through employees’ empowerment.

Project Lead
Michael Augsburger
Senior Innovation Consultant
Michael has a background in Environmental Sciences. His research focuses on the use of human-centred innovation processes for policy design. Believing in the benefits of interdisciplinary work, he has experience in coaching student teams to develop and push forward their own innovation projects. At Spark Works, he supports our team in the execution of agile work sessions with our clients through workshop facilitation.
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