From Left: Mike Grobelny, Steve Reay, Guy Collier, Cassie Khoo, Imogen Zino, Ivana Nakarada-Kordic
Together, we make future-focused health and wellbeing experiences.
We are a transdisciplinary design and research studio based at AUT's School of Art + Design using design to empower, delight, and enrich lives in our communities. We are united by our motivation to help people to think differently, be confident to explore possibilities and dream bigger in response to healthcare challenges.
Our research focuses on how the design of products and services may have a positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing. We engage with clinical experts, healthcare professionals as well as researchers from other disciplines, to share and test ideas and develop unique solutions.
Meet the team.
Steve is a Professor of Design and the director of Good Health Design, a collaborative design studio at Auckland University of Technology (AUT). 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 industry professionals as well as researchers from other disciplines, to share and test ideas and develop unique solutions.
Ivana is a researcher at AUT’s Good Health Design. Her background is in Human Factors and Organisational Psychology. Her current research focuses on the potential of human-centred design to support and enhance health and wellbeing, including developing and applying creative and empathetic human-centred approaches and methodologies for researching complex experience problems and facilitating the sharing of knowledge between designers and non-designers.
Cassie is a designer and researcher working at AUT’s Good Health Design and Waitematā DHB’s Institute for Innovation and Improvement (i3). Her background is in communication design, specifically in branding and information visualisation. Her research focus is in design for health, with a particular interest in the use of co-design to improve communication of information in healthcare.
Imogen is a designer and artist based in Auckland, New Zealand. She recently completed a Master of Design at Auckland University of Technology that explored large-scale multi-sensory interaction and the benefits of engaging with our environment through the body. Her works are intuitive and tactile in nature. Delving into the relationship between body, surface and environment, her background in digital, industrial, jewellery and textile design allow her to draw from a range of disciplines to create unique and engaging experiences.
Alyssa is a designer and researcher with a background in industrial design with interests shifting into critical design and community engagement. She recently completed a Master of Design at AUT exploring how critical artefacts in public exhibition could start a conversation about community amongst members of the public in Auckland City.
T’heniel is a research assistant at Good Health Design. She has a background in industrial design and has recently completed her Masters with her research focused on using human-centred design to improve medical equipment used by Paramedics in the prehospital setting.
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