Previous years Integrated Studio VI looked at what the ideal ward might look and feel like for Waitematā DHB’s new healthcare facility at North Shore Hospital, and worked with the Auckland Regional Dental Service to reimagine the children's dental experience, You can view the amazing work students have done in previous years below.
Next year we have a range of exciting projects lined up for Integrated Studio VI 2021. They are likely to be, but are not limited to:
Wider patient experience at the hospitalWaitematā DHB is planning a new healthcare facility on the North Shore Hospital campus. This 4-storey building is likely to include operating theatres and related rooms, endoscopy procedure suite, and four surgical wards of approximately 30 beds each. The concept design for this building is done with more detailed design to take place soon. This year there is an opportunity to challenge and reimagine the wider patient experience. By working collaboratively with patients and staff you have an opportunity to use creative processes to better understand the needs of users and to challenge thinking around what a healthcare facility might look and feel like, challenge current conventions and use design to advocate for those who are most vulnerable.
Auckland Regional Dental Service (ARDS)The Auckland Regional Dental Service (ARDS) provides free dental treatment for people under 18 for the greater Auckland region. ARDS has more than 80 clinics across Auckland in permanent locations and mobile clinics. ARDS are interested in design solutions that speaks to their proactive community-based and holistic approach to oral care and hygiene. Oral health is one of key indicators of a child's wellbeing. However the dental experience can be scary and intimidating, especially for younger children. There are plenty of design opportunities to reimagine this experience and encourage better oral health habits and behaviours in our tamariki.