Matt Van Der Tuyn
Matt Van Der Tuyn is an experience designer with the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation. Matt practices an empathic design approach, viewing current and potential users of products, information, environments, and services as the experts of their own experience. With this philosophy, he utilizes a design process that begins with contextual research to gain a deep understanding of the ways in which people view and interact with the world around them.
Matt received a Masters of Industrial Design (MID) from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and a BFA in Graphic design from The College of New Jersey. He has worked with both for-profit and non-profit organizations in and around the Philadelphia area. In this work Matt has led and facilitated collaborative design projects involving users and other stakeholders around such topics as independent living for the disabled, community capacity building and engagement, and re-thinking the public library with The Free Library of Philadelphia.
Much of his work has been aimed at creating positive social impact in communities and organizations. This passion led Matt to health care and Penn Medicine for the opportunity to work towards improving the experience and value of care for both patients and care providers.