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Bring me Rainbow

By collecting 7 pieces of rainbow as an encouraging prize, young patients may make a wish after they get a full rainbow.

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Who is your idea designed for and how does it reimagine the end-of-life experience?

Rainbow is colorful and delightful, usually appearing after rain. So, rainbow has its own unique meaning, beautiful things come after something terrible. We take it as our breakthrough point, taking children's characteristics into consideration, and we hope it may cheer children up. The nurse will praise them if they are brave and positive when faced with hard treatment by giving one piece of rainbow, after they collect 7 into one full rainbow, nurses and doctors would help to make wish happen.

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

We could do pilot testing, applying the "rainbow program" in children's hospital, or interview with pediatricians.

What skills, input or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

This idea was formed at a @NYCOpenIDEO popup session.

Tell us about your work experience:

I worked in two design thinking projects while in school. I have passion and interests in social innovation. My major of master degree is Public and Nonprofit Management.

This idea emerged from

  • A group brainstorm
  • An OpenIDEO Outpost or Chapter


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