Coinciding with the Design4Health 2020 Conference in the Netherlands the following week this is an opportunity to explore the value of collaboration and how it can amplify the value of design and healthcare outcomes in this rapidly developing region.
This year, we’ll be hosting the conference at the National Design Centre, Singapore.
We invite participation from researchers and practitioners from design, creative practice, and health fields, and are currently accepting Expressions of Interest for the following:
The full conference program, including additional featured speakers, will be available soon. Save the date!
Dr Claire Craig is Reader in Design and Creative Practice in Health and Co-Director of Lab4Living, a transdisciplinary research group at Sheffield Hallam University. Her research focuses on the role of design in promoting quality of life and wellbeing, particularly in the context of people experiencing major life transitions. Claire is a qualified occupational therapist and has written a number of books in relation to her work including Meaningful Making: Journeying through Dementia, Exploring the Self through Photography and Creativity and Communication.
Dr Stephen Reay, Associate Professor in Art and Design, is director of Good Health Design, a collaborative design studio at Auckland University of Technology. As one of a multidisciplinary team, whose aim is to develop better health and wellbeing experiences, Steve’s research focuses on how the design of products and services may have a positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing. Good Health Design enables designers to engage with clinical experts, healthcare professionals as well as researchers from other disciplines, to share and test ideas and develop unique solutions. Digital and physical designs are prototyped for use in real world settings. This helps improve the end applications as well as to help generate conversations around design processes. Good Health Design has a teaching role as an “authentic learning” environment where students gain skills, such as problem-solving, and knowledge beyond the classroom by working on matters of real concern.