24 Oct 2022
In this year’s second issue, the Design For Health journal celebrates the holistic approach taken by the design for health community.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Online
Editors: Paul Chamberlain, Claire Craig, Paul Atkinson, Kirsty Christer
Print / Online ISSN: 2473-5132 / 2473-5140
Published: Three times per year; est. 2017
In her editorial for the latest issue of the journal, Claire argues that a strength of the design for health community is its holistic approach which utilizes design and creative practice as methods to find ways to hear the voices of people using products or services. Fundamentally it recognizes the importance of the physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual, and the contribution that design and design-led research can make to each of these aspects of self. This issue of the journal bears testament to this through a collection of papers highlighting the breadth of design research and practice.
In this issue, papers come from Australia, the USA, New Zealand, and the UK:
- Robot-mediated interventions for youth mental health by Patrícia Alves-Oliveira et al., University of Washington, Seattle
- Visualizing mental health: co-design for innovative mental health promotion prototypes through interdisciplinary collaboration between psychology professionals, communication design students and tertiary design educators – Doreen Donovan et al., University of South Australia
- Exploring a human-centred approach to improve the usability of medical devices used in an outpatient intravenous antibiotic treatment Kate Weatherly & Steve Reay, Auckland University of Technology
- Co-designing for behaviour change: The development of a theory-informed oral-care intervention for stroke survivors Matthew Lievesley et al., Northumbria University
- Effective use of storyboarding as a co-design method to enhance power assisted exercise equipment for people with stroke Rachel Young et al., Sheffield Hallam University