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 three times a year and provides a forum for design and health scholars, design professionals, healthcare practitioners, educators and managers worldwide.
The Journal aims to publish thought-provoking work based on rigorous research, practice and perspectives. It invites high quality, original submissions that make a contribution to knowledge and practice in the context of the design of interventions, products and services that positively impact on health and healthcare, promote dignity, and enhance quality of life in a range of settings.
The Journal recognises that ‘health’ is multifaced and welcomes debates and sharing of perspectives that contribute to our evolving understandings of ‘health’ through research and practice.
We publish work that engages design and creative practice methods and tools within research to understand issues, desires and needs, and to visualize, embody and prototype new possibilities and sustainable future scenarios that benefit people and communities. Creative practices can include (but are not limited to) design disciplines, architecture and the built environment, visual and performing arts, creative writing, and contemporary crafts.
The latest articles, full Aims and Scope, plus details of how to subscribe and submit, are available on the journal’s homepage.
In 2022 the journal introduced a new submission format which explores the experiences, issues and strategies employed in undertaking a Design for Heath PhD during COVID. These have been published throughout Vol 7 in 2023 and provide a range of perspectives of the PhD experience.