Sienko Research Group

LIGHT focuses on the co-creative design of cost-effective technology solutions to healthcare challenges in low- and middle-income countries and in doing so, we investigate the design processes that produce effective and usable devices. We use design ethnography to develop a deep understanding of contexts and stakeholders to inform design decisions.

For more information, visit the LIGHT website.

Prospective graduate students should apply to the Department of Mechanical Engineering or Department of Biomedical Engineering PhD program and indicate in their application their interest in working with Professor Sienko.

Occasionally, LIGHT is able to support undergraduate research assistants through SURE, SROP, UROP, and other research programs.

Design for Global Health Academic Program

The Design for Global Health Academic Program provides students with an opportunity to address global health challenges through design ethnography at a field site abroad and design coursework at the University of Michigan.