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  • Workplace health and wellbeing: can greater design participation provide a cure?

2016, Book Section, Workplace health and wellbeing: can greater design participation provide a cure? In: Tsekleves, Emmanuel and Cooper, Rachel, (eds.) Tsekleves, E. and Cooper, R. (eds.) Design for Health. Design for Social Responsibility . Routledge, pp. 347-357. ISBN 978-1472457424

Abstract or Description:

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.
This chapter looks at the workplace as at microcosm of society that provides opportunities for intervention and investigate the key drivers of organisational innovation and wellbeing: workplace, meaning, relationships. An exploratory data and analysis uncover organisational and workplace design factors that influence employee wellness and how the design of workplaces connects to health outcomes.

Official URL: https://www.routledge.com/Design-for-Health/Tsekle...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies
School or Centre: Research Centres > Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2018 13:35
Last Modified: 03 May 2018 10:46
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3419

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