reFrame: Envisioning Healthcare

reFrame: Envisioning Healthcare

  • 31 March 2021, 12–2pm
  • Melbourne Recital Centre
    31 Sturt Street
    Southbank, VIC 3006

    Also online

Free, RSVP here

Presented by Monash Design.

Delivering patient centred care is complex and challenging. In this session, designers and healthcare practitioners will reflect on the challenges and opportunities of engaging with co-design practice and design thinking techniques to re-envision new and innovative approaches to challenges in hospitals in Brisbane and Melbourne. Monash Design Health Collab and Queensland University of Technology Design Lab will lead this interactive discussion between designers, practitioners and the audience.


  • Professor Daphne Flynn, Director Design Health Collab, Monash University
  • Professor Lisa Scharoun, Head of School, School of Design at Queensland University of Technology
  • Professor Evonne Miller, Professor of Design Psychology and Director of the QUT Design Lab in the School of Design, Creative Industries
  • Dr Nyein Aung, Senior Design Research Officer, Design Health Collab, Monash University

This event is one of a series of workshops and panels that form reFrame: The Evolving Practice of Design hosted by Monash Design and part of Melbourne Design Week 2021 including:

reFrame: Love About Food
reFrame: Book Club
reFrame: The Seven Grandfathers Teachings as an Indigenous design process
reFrame: Melbourne’s future mobility
reFrame: Weaving Indigenous Perspectives in Design
reFrame: CoDesign materials for climate action
reFrame: Making Space for Co-design in the Design of Learning Environments

The urgent, complex social challenges we face call for design to do more than increase profit margins and solve problems. Design must draw on its transformative potential to imagine anew the places where we live, work, learn and play. Over four days the design research labs of Monash University will reframe how we think about futures; mobility, climate, education and healthcare and reframe how we act creatively; through Indigenous knowing, co-designing and augmented realities. Through a series of workshops and discussions researchers, practitioners and the public will together explore ways we can productively amplify the social impact of design.

reFrame is part of Melbourne Design Week 2021, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.