This summer studentship is specifically targeted towards an AUT design student to work with Auckland RegionalDental Service (ARDS) on preparing materials to support the subsequent re-branding of the service. As part of ARDS’ work with i3 and AUT via Good Health Design, a need has been identified to increase community awareness, connection, and engagement, especially with the higher needs populations who generally face more barriers to accessing health services. Currently, the resource that is required to achieve contact is immense and the service has recognised that a contributing factor may be their branding – or lack thereof. With the new health reforms in mind, there is an an opportunity to develop a more cohesive identity that resonates with children and could be more aligned with the needs within the wider Northern region.
The summer student will evaluate identity information and supporting materials within the current service and identify opportunities for improvement within the new brand. This may also include a wider audit of children’s services in New Zealand and internationally. The studentship has the potential to lead into a Master’s project around co-designing a re-freshed brand identity that better resonates with communities.
The ideal student will be an AUT Communication Design student interested in branding and/or design for health. Preference is for a student with knowledge of tikanga and an appreciation for the need to connect with our Māori and Pacific communities.
Videos of patient stories and journeys through a health service are a great resource for patients and staff to learn and understand more about hospital experiences and services. The Patient Experience team provide assistance with the development of such videos. Currently, however, the process involved in videoing patient stories and journeys is not easily visible to staff. Limited funding means that the intention for the videos needs to be made clear and the types of videos prioritised to cover a wide range of services and experiences.
This summer studentship is specifically targeted towards an AUT design student to work with the Patient Experience team on creating a clear process for staff to follow, supported by resources to help them identify when it is appropriate for Patient Experience to support the filming of patient stories or patient journey videos.
The student will produce a) a visible and official process for staff wanting to produce patient videos, b) guidelines around best practice for creating meaningful and impactful patient videos and, c) a decision-making tool to help prioritise which videos get funded
The ideal student will be an AUT Design student interested in information design, UX design, and/or design for health.
‘Welcome to Waitematā’ orientation sessions and the i3 website are often the first point of contact DHB staff have with i3. Current efforts to improve how we communicate our initiatives include the updated i3 website; however, there is an opportunity to extend this to our other i3 - related information and resources so they are better aligned to showcase the great work i3 does. The purpose of this studentship is to design a visual ecosystem to communicate our work in a clear and consistent manner, using more accessible language and through multiple mediums.
This summer studentship is specifically targeted towards an AUT Design Student to work on a) a project wall/board that captures all the past and current projects i3 is working on and b) updating the ‘About us’ brochure used to introduce i3 at ‘Welcome to Waitematā’.
The ideal student will be an AUT Communication Design student interested in information design and/or design for health.