• De-anthropocentrising healthcare design

Hall, Ashley ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4142-6879 and Wojdecka, Anna, 2021, Journal Article, De-anthropocentrising healthcare design Zhangshi, 126 (4). pp. 20-25. ISSN -

Abstract or Description:

In design research and design practice we can see new ideas emerging around deanthropocentrising design in order to rebalance our place and sustainability within the global ecosystem. Ideas including Posthumanism, Actor Network Theory, Object Orientated Ontology, Xenodesign, and Multi Species Design begin to show new perspectives for how we design and where we place humans in value chains. Current healthcare design models put the human at the top of the pyramid with effects on the wider downstream ecosystem through negative outputs like medical waste being one of the consequences. Here we ask how this challenges the future of design in healthcare and begin to explore the new types of methods and thinking that we may need to adopt in order to realise the potential of this new approach. Our conclusions raise a number of key questions for meta level healthcare design approaches, ethics, value chains and gaps in new methods and practices that need to be considered for adoption.

Official URL: http://www.cnki.net
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W240 Industrial/Product Design
School or Centre: School of Design
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.16272/j.cnki.cn11-1392/j.2021.04.015
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2021 15:12
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2021 15:12
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4905
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