Good Health Design – Design for Health Symposium 2019

Workshop Session B + C

Things for Thought Toolkit

This toolkit uses haptic interaction to facilitate an active space for discussion and idea generation around the topic of belonging. By exploring materiality and reading artefacts physically, we are able to access innovative ways of connecting with others. These artefacts act as a starting point for discussion and enable creative thinking by allowing users an opportunity to better understand their unique and shared experiences of the world. The aim of this toolkit is to create a psychosocial space that allows users to explore their experience in a productive and inclusive environment. By using a shared language, it creates an opportunity for innovative discussion around the topic of belonging and designing for socially inclusive communities.

Workshop Facilitator

Workshop FacilitatorS

Imogen Zino

Good Health Design, AUT
Imogen is a Designer of artefacts and experiences with a background in all things creative. Her main research interest explores the potential benefits of multisensory interactions using artefacts and spaces. She is currently working with Good Health Design and completing a Master of Design at AUT.

Alyssa Tang

Alyssa is a third-year Industrial design student at AUT, minoring in Temporary Practices and passionate about conceptual and speculative design. She was one of the students involved in the Integrated design studio paper, where a group of students worked with GHD to find design solutions for the new Elective Surgery Ward on the North Shore Hospital. Alyssa is especially interested in using design as a tool to reframe perspectives and start discussion on how we might change our behaviour to improve our sustainability, health and communities.

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.