The Museum of Meaningful Moments (MMM) provides an online space for people to share small, meaningful moments from their everyday lives that may otherwise go unnoticed. Seeing COVID-19 lockdowns as an opportunity for people to slow down and reflect on what mattered to them, MMM aims to build an ongoing collection of appreciative moments during this globally challenging time.
We're looking for two design students, interested in illustration and/or animation, be interested in driving social media, and who can demonstrate leadership, collaborate and be responsible for the following:
ED is a high-pressure environment, placing a lot of work-related stress on ED staff as they work to treat our most ill patients. This has been further exacerbated by the ongoing pressures and impact of COVID. Research has shown that restorative break spaces positively impact staff wellbeing, promoting resilience and reducing stress in addition to increasing job satisfaction, performance, patient care and staff retention.
AUT’s Good Health Design has been approached to find a curious, passionate and capable design student to help work with ED staff atNorth Shore Hospital on what this resilience and wellness space could be. Existing staff tea rooms are shared, open spaces and don’t offer staff a private space when they may need to take a moment to regroup mentally, especially during a busy or intense shift. An existing under utilised space within the ED’s staff area has been identified, and approval has been granted to transform that space into a time-out room. This is an Institute for Innovation and Improvement (i3) funded summer studentship, who have kindly agreed to support a design student to work with ED staff on this project.
The summer student will evaluate current design interventions in the designated wellness space tested by ED, talk to ED staff about what is and isn’t working about the existing space, and draw on research to design and implement iterations of the wellness room over the summer. The studentship has the potential to lead to aMaster’s project around creating restorative spaces/initiatives for healthcare staff or other similar topics.
The ideal student will be a Spatial or Product Design student interested in environmental design, user experience design and design for health. They should be a critical thinker, a good communicator, and be applying for postgraduate studies (Master of Design) at AUT in 2023.
Attending healthcare appointments at a major hospital can be challenging. There are a lot of socioeconomic factors such as taking time off work and the costs associated with travel to and parking at the hospital that are barriers to accessing healthcare. Te Whatu Ora – Waitematā currently offers Telehealth appointments as an alternative to in-person appointments at the hospital, which helps address some of these challenges and barriers for patients. Telehealth requires the use of video calls / audio conferencing technology, which can be tricky or unfamiliar for some patients to navigate. The hospital currently offers some information and resources around telehealth on their website.
The Institute for Innovation and Improvement (i3) are looking for a design summer student to review and accordingly update the design of their patient resources around Telehealth to ensure they are suitable, accessible and helpful for patients.
The ideal summer student should have an interest in website design, user experience design, communication design and/or design for health. They should be a critical thinker, a good visual communicator, and be applying for postgraduate studies (Master of Design) at AUT in 2023.