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Established by Lab4Living in 2011, Design4Health is an international conference that brings together designers and creative practitioners with researchers, clinicians, policy makers and users to discuss, disseminate and test their approaches and methods.

Our events provide an opportunity to reflect on how the disciplines of design and health might continue to develop new ways of thinking and working, and how we might impact positively and sustainably on the social, economic and cultural factors within our communities and beyond.

Save the date!: Design4Health2020 1st-3rd July 2020, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

D4H2020: Designing Future Health

We are delighted to announce with our partners, WAAG-CARE, and the University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam NL that the 6th European Design4Health conference will be hosted in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 1st to 3rd July 2020.

The future is now! This year, we particularly invite submissions which consider the role of design in the future of health and care.

We will announce the full themes and submission types after Easter 2019. Full details will be posted here, at and via @design4health

About Design4Health conferences

Our conferences explore creative approaches and perspectives to enhance understanding and experience, and to improve the efficiency of health and wellbeing services and products.

The conferences invite participation from researchers and practitioners across the areas of design, health and creative practice in order to develop new dialogues and offer different perspectives.

We encourage participation by individuals using services and products, and the sharing of real-life experiences.

Design4Health2020 will take place in Amsterdam 1st-3rd July 2020; more details to be announced soon at Design4Health. The fifth conference in 2018 was hosted by Lab4Living at Sheffield Hallam University. 

Design for Health is an international refereed journal covering all aspects of design in the context of health and wellbeing. It was established in 2017 by Lab4Living with leading academic publisher Taylor & Francis. The Journal is published twice a year by and provides a forum for design and health scholars, design professionals, health-care practitioners, educators and managers worldwide.

The latest articles, plus details of how to subscribe and submit, are available on the journal’s homepage

Join the conversation: D4H mailing list @design4health #D4H2020.