DHW lab space


Thankyou-safe-travels! Recently, two of our Lab staff have taken overseas trips to Europe. We want to wish both Jess and Emily all the best on their trips and we are incredibly grateful for all the hard work they have put in over the past 6 months. Emily has been key to pushing forward design research and user engagement for the food offering at the hospital and the new Oncology building project. Jess has supported work that looks at redesigning public spaces of the hospital, namely the hospital pharmacy and Transition Lounge. Thank you both!

We look forward to hearing about your travels!

Official Lab Launch


On the 6th of May, the Lab had an official launch event to mark the bringing together of Design and Health at the ADHB. The event was a chance to celebrate how the Lab has developed over the last year into a lively and engaging design space in the heart of Auckland Hospital. The event saw represenatives from both  ADHB and AUT share their support of the venture and recognised the value of placing the experience of patients and families at the heart of design opportunities.


Thank you to all took the time to come and join us at the Launch event - It was a full house with approximately 80 people from the ADHB, AUT and Industry coming to support. We look forward to the road ahead and we hope you come and visit us again soon to check in!


At the Launch a short Film was shown documenting the beginnings of the Lab and its vision for Design in the Hospital.

A space at Auckland Hospital

spacedark Its been on the books for sometime, but working on site at Auckland Hospital has seemed to be a crucial aspect of the collaboration between AUT and the ADHB.

A corner of this unused space on Level Five is where the DHW lab will be based, allowing designers to really be 'immersed' within the various contexts which they are designing for....

Check back soon to see how this space develops into a thriving studio environment. Its a challenging project in itself!