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 and a Senior lecturer in the School of Art & 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 research officer working at AUT’s Good Health Design and Te Whatu Ora – Waitematā'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.
Jordan is a Māori/Pakeha designer, currently completing her Master of Design at AUT and working as a research assistant at Good Health Design. As a Communication Design student, Jordan works on improving communication about complex social issues such as cultural identity, whānau violence, and adolescent mental health.
Kyani is a Cook Island Samoan designer, currently studying for a Master of Design and working as a research assistant at Good Health Design. Her background is in communication design, specifically in illustration and visual communication. Kyani’s design work and research look into the health, wellbeing, and identity of Pasifika communities and how we can use design to better communicate complex information in culturally responsive ways.
Jannisa is an animator and designer working as a research assistant at Good Health Design. Her work revolves around crafting visual narratives that evoke an emotional connection with audiences. As a Master of Design student, Jannisa's research explores the role of storytelling and illustration in conveying complex healthcare experiences.
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