Designing Together Symposium

In December 2015, the DHW lab held the Designing Together Symposium.

We want to understand what is important to you in Auckland City Hospital and how we can help improve your experience through design. We’re asking for your help to find out what you see as the opportunities, barriers, and overall value of Design in Health looking forward to 2020. With your help we want to ensure a coherent, patient-centred approach for the Design for Health and Wellbeing Lab, and pave the way for better experiences at Auckland City Hospital.

The symposium was inspirational for all that attended, and the lab would like to extend its thanks to all the speakers - and all the participants who helped make this happen. The second event of the day consisted of a DHW Lab open home. The lab exhibited some of its more recent design projects and both staff and students were available to talk through their work.

Check out these soundbites from the speakers presentations:




09:00    Welcome and Introduction

09:05    Session 1:

    Andrew Old    Valuing Users’ Voices

    Emme Jacob    Practicing Communication Design

    Eden Potter    Designing Communication

    Tineke Water    Valuing Children’s Voices

    Eden Short    Design for Wayfinding

10:30    Morning Tea

11:00    Session 2:

    Emma Maddren    Building a Collaboration

    Richard Worrall    Design for Cognitive Impairment

    Reid Douglas    Designing Healing Environments

    Jennifer Loy    3D Printing the Future

12:10    Summary and Close:

Suzanne Cross    Innovation in Complex Environments

12:30    Symposium End

13:30    Lab Open Home