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Emerging Trends and the Way Forward in Design in Healthcare: An Expert's Perspective

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>6/09/2017
<mark>Journal</mark>The Design Journal
Issue numberSuppl. 1
Volume20
Number of pages15
Pages (from-to)S2258-S2272
<mark>State</mark>Published
<mark>Original language</mark>English
EventEAD 2017 - Rome, Italy

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ConferenceEAD 2017
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period11/04/1714/04/17

Abstract

In this paper the authors provide a new perspective on the emerging trends and way forward for design in healthcare. The article is based on an analysis of 20 chapters and 26 case studies contributed by design research experts for an international book in Design for Health (currently in press1) edited by the authors. The paper aim is to provide design researchers, with an interested in health, with new insights. Focusing on the five identified emergent trends in design for healthe the authors discuss how designers can contribute to different dimensions of health (in public, acute, chronic healthcare and in ageing well), as dictated by several of the healthcare challenges and opportunities created by design research and the advent of digital technology. The analysis reveals that design has the capacity to contribute significantly to future healthcare. It has also revealed that the key agenda going forward and requiring immediate attention is that of preventative healthcare.