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Research – social justice

Co-production and social injustice (2018-19) Co-production implies a collaborative approach to public service reform, whereby service-users and citizens are regarded as equal partners in each stage of the process. Underpinned by a philosophy which values individuals, communities and the virtues of social capital and reciprocity; co-production contrasts starkly with traditional, service-led, top-down ways of public service reform whereby decisions are made exclusively by those in positions of power. Instead, it is an approach which endorses […]

Research – design and innovation

Digital Health & Care Institute (DHI) (2013-ongoing) The DHI is an Innovation Centre which supports transformational collaboration between universities and businesses. Operated as a partnership between Glasgow School of Art and the University of Strathclyde, the DHI aims to create opportunities to connect academics with designers, healthcare providers, SMEs, charities and other key stakeholders. It focuses on improving the provision of health and care in Scotland. Researchers at the Innovation School work on developing new service models, […]

Designing good mental health into the way we bank (Monzo)

Money and mental health are inextricably linked. Which why mental health needs to be taken into account when designing a banking app like Monzo’s. “Zander Brade, Lead Product Designer at Monzo, talked to Design Council about the importance of design and innovation in implementing a broad range of features to help people with mental health conditions use Monzo products and services.” Read the full article here: https://www.designcouncil.org.uk/news-opinion/monzo-designing-good-mental-health-way-we-bank

Link between design and care

Design Council launched a major design programme to improve the quality of care. “We have added years to our lives, but now we need to add life to our years. Design for Care will require the collaboration of designers, public and private sector bodies, and the third sector.” http://www.designcouncil.org.uk/news-opinion/link-between-design-and-care

Designing communities

New research has suggested that the design of ‘everyday spaces’ is of the utmost importance in encouraging physical activity. This article looks at how a new affordable housing development in New York encourages healthy living for only 0.4% increase in total cost. Via The Guardian    

A better A&E design project

Emergency departments are high pressure environments, focused on delivering care in the most efficient manner. As a consequence, the human and emotional aspects of care are often neglected. PearsonLloyd offered a programme of design solutions that inform and guide patients through their time in the department, as well as working staff to support their interactions with frustrated and aggressive patients. http://www.abetteraande.com/