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  • Beyond the Healthcare Paradigm: Co-Creating a New Model for Collaborative Transdisciplinary Healthcare Design Education

Hall, Ashley, Leff, Daniel Richard, Wojdecka, Anna, Kinross, James, Thompson, Paul and Darzi, Ara, 2019, Conference or Workshop, Beyond the Healthcare Paradigm: Co-Creating a New Model for Collaborative Transdisciplinary Healthcare Design Education at Engineering and Product Design Education 2019, Glasgow, Scotland, September 12th-13th 2019.

Abstract or Description:

Although healthcare has long been a focus for design research dating from the 1960’s and Bruce Archer’s Industrial Design (Engineering) research unit, there remain very few academic programmes in the field of healthcare design and even fewer that go beyond classic user driven models. This paper reports on a unique collaboration between the Royal College of Art and Imperial College in London to develop an innovative partnership and programme structure between two diverse collaborating institutions. Moreover, the partnership has shown how new design and healthcare research methods have been used for innovative practice-based healthcare design projects. We reflect on the diverse skill sets and approaches that have evolved through collaborative teamwork between healthcare practitioners, designers and diverse disciplinary backgrounds. Our conclusions illustrate how a context driven programme provides evidence of a new ‘post-disciplinary’ mindset and explores implications for research and practice for the future of healthcare design.

Official URL: https://epde.info/epde2019/
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W240 Industrial/Product Design
School or Centre: School of Design
Copyright Holders: Ashley Hall, Laura Ferrarello, Paul Anderson
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.35199/epde2019.16
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2019 17:08
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2019 12:43
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4077
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