• Transdisciplinary behaviour change: A burst mode approach to healthcare design education

Wojdecka, Anna ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4702-7473, Hall, Ashley ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4142-6879 and Judah, Gaby, 2021, Book Section, Transdisciplinary behaviour change: A burst mode approach to healthcare design education In: Grierson, Hilary, Bohemia, Erik and Buck, Lyndon, (eds.) DS 110: Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE 2021). Design Society. ISBN 978-1-912254-14-9

Abstract or Description:

With the future of health(care) shifting from treatment to prevention, design for behaviour change is an essential part of this movement. Although we have made significant breakthroughs in behavioural science and design for shaping behaviours there are still some significant gaps and opportunities unexplored. Developing new transdisciplinary approaches to the education of designers for behaviour change becomes of increased importance. New practice-based models are required to facilitate the connection between the understanding of behavioural theories and applying these to healthcare contexts. This paper illustrates a unique blended teaching model which fuses teams of mixed healthcare, design and other diverse backgrounds and the use of digital technologies to pre-empt unwanted behaviour and assist behaviour change. The course module combines asynchronous learning for behaviour change diagnosis with synchronous collaborative concept development and rapid-prototyping. Digital platforms are used to facilitate remote global teamworking alongside individual physical hands-on prototyping using sensors and electronics.

Official URL: https://epde.info/2021/
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W240 Industrial/Product Design
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W290 Design studies not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: School of Design
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.35199/EPDE.2021.62
Uncontrolled Keywords: design for behaviour change; blended learning; design innovation; transdisciplinary education
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2022 15:06
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2022 14:35
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4966
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