METHOD is a resource is written for students, researchers and practitioners whose work sits at the intersection between design and health. It is built on research undertaken by two design-led research labs, one in the United Kingdom (Lab4Living) and the other in New Zealand (Good Health Design), who have dedicated the last two decades to building an understanding of the role that design research might play in the broader context of health and wellbeing.
Over the last two decades we have recognised that some researchers struggle with how best to articulate their research. Sometimes there is confusion over the difference(s) between what is design and what is design research. Consequently, there is a need to build confidence in Design for Health research, methods and approaches so that outcomes are better understood and valued.