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Design for Health

1st Edition

Edited by Emmanuel Tsekleves, Rachel Cooper


414 pages | 176 B/W Illus.

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One of the most complex global challenges is improving wellbeing and developing strategies for promoting health or preventing ‘illbeing’ of the population. The role of designers in indirectly supporting the promotion of healthy lifestyles or in their contribution to illbeing has emerged. This means designers now need to consider, both morally and ethically, how they can ensure that they ‘do no harm’ and that they might deliberately decide to promote healthy lifestyles and therefore prevent ill health.

Design for Health illustrates the history of the development of design for health, the various design disciplines and domains to which design has contributed. Through 26 case studies presented in this book, the authors reveal a plethora of design research methodologies and research methods employed in design for health.

The editors also present, following a thematic analysis of the book chapters, seven challenges and seven areas of opportunity that designers are called upon to address within the context of healthcare. Furthermore, five emergent trends in design in healthcare are presented and discussed. This book will be of interest to students of design as well as designers and those working to improve the quality of healthcare.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Chapter Summary, by Rachel Cooper and Emmanuel Tsekleves

Part 1 – Setting the Scene

Chapter 1: A Brief History of Western Medicine and Healthcare, by Chris Rust

Chapter 2: Challenges and Opportunities for Design, by David Swann

Part 2 – Designing for Health

Foreword, by Emmanuel Tsekleves

Theme 1: Design for Public Health

Chapter 3: Services: Soft Service Design around the Envelope of Healthcare, by Peter Jones

Chapter 4: Behaviours: Behaviour-change Interventions for Public Health, by Sarah Denford, Charles Abraham, Samantha Van Beurden, Jane R. Smith, and Sarah Morgan-Trimmer

Chapter 5: Architecture: The Beneficial Health Outcomes of Salutogenic Design, by Alan Dilani

Chapter 6: Communications: The Contribution of Typography and Information Design to Health Communication, by Sue Walker

Theme 2: Design in Acute Health

Chapter 7: Architecture: Healing Architecture, by Ricardo Codinhoto

Chapter 8: Products: Product Design in Acute Health, by Sue Hignett

Chapter 9: Communications: Designing Care Bundle Documentation to Support the Recognition and Treatment of Acute Kidney Injury: A Route to Quality Improvement, by Alison Black, Josefina Bravo Burnier, Matthew Brook, Clare Carey, Michelle Goonasekera, David Meredith, Anna Olsson-Brown, Debbie Rosenorn-Lanng and Emma Vaux

Theme 3: Design in Chronic Health

Chapter 10: Behaviours: Design and Behaviour Change in Health, by Claire Craig and Paul Chamberlain

Chapter 11: Communications: Communication Design in Chronic Health, by Alison Prendiville

Chapter 12: Services: Service Design in Chronic Health, by Paul Chamberlain, Susan Mawson and Daniel Wolstenholme

Chapter 13: Products: Designing Products for Chronic Health, by Abby Paterson, Ricard Bibb, K. Downey and Jari Pallari

Chapter 14: Architecture: Urban Design and Wellbeing, by Christopher T. Boyko

Chapter 15: Design Innovation: Embedding Design Process in a Charity Organisation: Evolving the Double Diamond at Macmillan Cancer Support, by Marianne Guldbrandsen

Theme 4: Design for Ageing Well

Chapter 16: Services: Exploring How a Service Design Approach can Facilitate Co-design of Supportive Communities and Service Frameworks for Older People, by Valerie Carr, Sarah Drummond and Andy Young

Chapter 17: Products: Negotiating Design within Sceptical Territory: Lessons from Healthcare, by Alastair S. Macdonald

Chapter 18: Communications: Visual information about medicines for older patients, by Karel van der Waarde

Chapter 19: Architecture: Workplace Health and Wellbeing: Can Greater Design Participation Provide a Cure, by Jeremy Myerson and Gail Ramster

Chapter 20: Behaviours: Behavioural Strategies of Older Adults in the Adoption of New Technology-based Products: The Effects of Ageing and the Promising Application of Smart Materials for the Design of Future Products, by Gabriella Spinelli, Massimo Micocci and Marco Ajovalasit

Part 3 – Research Methods, Recommendations and Foresight

Chapter 21: Design Insider: The Patient Perspective, by Victor Margolin

Chapter 22: Foresight: The Next Big Frontier in Healthcare, by Aaron Sklar and Lenny Naar

Chapter 23: Design for Health: Challenges, Opportunities, Emerging Trends, Research Methods and Recommendations, by Emmanuel Tsekleves and Rachel Cooper

About the Editors

Emmanuel Tsekleves is a Senior Lecturer in Design Interactions at [email protected], Lancaster University. Emmanuel conducts research on designing creative and technology-inspired health-promoting interventions aimed at improving quality of life. Emmanuel blogs regularly for The Guardian and The Conversation on design in healthcare.

Rachel Cooper OBE is Distinguished Professor of Design Management and Policy at Lancaster University. Her research interests cover design thinking, design management, design policy, design for wellbeing and socially responsible design. She is the series editor of the Routledge series Design for Social Responsibility.

About the Series

Design for Social Responsibility

Social responsibility, in various disguises, has been a recurring theme in design for many years. Since the 1960s several more or less commercial approaches have evolved. In the 1970s designers were encouraged to abandon 'design for profit' in favour of a more compassionate approach inspired by Papanek. In the 1980s and 1990s profit and ethical issues were no longer considered mutually exclusive and more market-oriented concepts emerged, such as the 'green consumer' and ethical investment. The purchase of socially responsible, 'ethical' products and services has been stimulated by the dissemination of research into sustainability issues in consumer publications. Accessibility and inclusivity have also attracted a great deal of design interest and recently designers have turned to solving social and crime-related problems. Organisations supporting and funding such projects have recently included the NHS (research into design for patient safety); the Home Office has (design against crime); Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (design decision-making for urban sustainability). Businesses are encouraged (and increasingly forced by legislation) to set their own socially responsible agendas that depend on design to be realised. Design decisions all have environmental, social and ethical impacts, so there is a pressing need to provide guidelines for designers and design students within an overarching framework that takes a holistic approach to socially responsible design. This edited series of guides is aimed at students of design, product development, architecture and marketing, and design and management professionals working in the sectors covered by each title. Each volume includes: ¢ The background and history of the topic, its significance in social and commercial contexts and trends in the field. ¢ Exemplar design case studies. ¢ Guidelines for the designer and advice on tools, techniques and resources available.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
DESIGN / General