Good Health Design – Design for Health Symposium 2019

Workshop Session A

initiate.collaborate Toolkit

The last decade has witnessed an exponential growth in the number of designers working in healthcare contexts. With this interaction between design and health comes an emerging diversity of approaches and perspectives as to what might be most appropriate or successful when aspiring to make impact in a healthcare environment. This workshop offers delegates the opportunity to explore these questions in a highly engaging and stimulating/enjoyable way through an interactive game developed by the workshop leaders named Initiate.Collaborate. Delegates will journey together through crafted ‘challenges’ to collectively explore a series of meta-themes including values, value systems and definitions of success. Ethical questions and issues are addressed at each point in this process. This journey is designed to delight, at times frustrate, challenge and enable participants to gain new insights as to how their personal value systems (and those inherent within design) interact with broader paradigms of health. Themes of risk and riskiness are particularly explored within a series of fauxjects (fake projects) where participants are able to apply their developing insights to crafted scenarios. The game ends with the creation of a manifesto for transdisciplinary working across design and health which directly feeds into a broader ethical framework.

Workshop Facilitator

Workshop FacilitatorS

Ivana Nakarada-Kordic

Good Health Design, AUT
Ivana is a researcher at AUT’s Good Health Design. Her background is in Human Factors Psychology in the context of healthcare. Her current research focuses on the potential of human-centred design to support and enhance health and wellbeing and facilitating the sharing of knowledge for successful interdisciplinary collaborations.

Michael Grobelny

Good Health Design, AUT
Michael is an industrial designer and research officer with Good Health Design at AUT University. He has a background in furniture design and significant experience with digital fabrication technologies.