This project is an amazing real-world opportunity for a team of AUT design students to work with ARDS/i3 and Good Health Design to take existing design projects created for ARDS (eg. Kete Menemene) and progress these ideas ready for implementation. The challenge is to help design and test ways that can help ensure student projects are well understood, endorsed and championed by the organisation and are implemented without unnecessary delay. You will work with an approval working group from the DHB to develop and test idea/s ready for implementation with appropriate funding.
The design team will curate a story in the form of a pitch that can be used to gain the support for this work from DHB leaders and external parties. As part of a summer student design team, you will contribute to testing an approval process with a Waitematā DHB approval group, help present the pitch and provide feedback on the process so the process can be refined in time for next cohort of Integrated Studio projects (2021) and other future collaborative student design projects. The role will require you to (a) develop and test an existing ARDS design project (education game) ready for implementation, and (b) develop a pitch that can be presented to internal and external parties using the education game for ARDS as example.
Waitematā DHB is building 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 and detail design for this building is currently being progressed. The DHB has developed core design principles and background research on the ‘ideal ward’. We are interested in how to put this into practice through evidence-based and innovative design features for this new building. Part of the hospital experience includes the welcome, both for patients and their whānau.
There is an opportunity to reimagine the welcome (the entrance in many forms) experience, so that it is friendly, embracing and comforting for patients, their whānau and visitors.