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Rethinking how healthcare is conceptualised and delivered through speculative design in the UK and Malaysia: A Comparative Study

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/06/2019
<mark>Journal</mark>The Design Journal
Issue numberSuppl. 1
Number of pages16
Pages (from-to)429-444
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date31/05/19
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The paper aims, firstly, at presenting cross-cultural design-driven research
responses that explore alternative ways of conceptualising the delivery of
healthcare, through participatory speculative design. Secondly, it aims at offering a comparative study, which explores this approach in the theme of ageing in place, with different groups of senior citizens in the UK and Malaysia.In a series of codesign workshops, speculative design served as a safe and creative environment for participants in the UK and Malaysia to explore new ideas for health and well being. Our findings reveal that aside from the high interest in healthcare demonstrated by participants, the feasibly of adopting speculative design as a tool to engage with vulnerable groups (in non-Western contexts) is supported.
Moreover,evidence of how such an approach encourages involvement, gives voice and expanses imagination, could be adopted by policy-makers and governments to enhance engagement with hard to reach groups such as senior citizens.