Design For Care
Innovating Healthcare Experience
by Peter Jones
This game-changing book helps unlock one of the most complex and intractable issues of our time. In a clear and insightful text, Peter Jones uses evocative human stories to illustrate where—and why—the systems of healthcare need to be fixed. If modern healthcare is a disaster zone, Design for Care is the rescue service we've been waiting for."—John Thackara, author of In the Bubble
The world of healthcare is constantly evolving, ever increasing in complexity, costs, and stakeholders, and presenting huge challenges to policy making, decision making and system design. In Design for Care, we'll show how service and information designers can work with practice professionals and patients/advocates to make a positive difference in healthcare.
In Design for Care, Peter Jones will:
- Present a current presentation of compelling healthcare design and information issues, integrated by representative case studies, to help designers, managers, students and teachers better understand the field
- Educate and stimulate this audience to innovate and design better services from a total systems perspective in current healthcare practice
- Help this audience understand the complexities, emerging opportunities, and uncertainties as indicated from the collective experience of leading edge design and research thinkers
“Design for Care” Blog
From Peter Jones's Posts - Care Design Network
Thanks to everyone who joined this book community over the years of my research and writing. I hope the wait was worth it! My vision and hope for this community is to sustain the space, its participants, and its content as a practitioner hub. The Care Design Network will maintain the caredesignnetwork.com and designforcare.com will point to…
There are so many contexts in which design practice intersects with healthcare service and the critical problems anticipated in the near term. Design for Care can be viewed as an emerging context, of designing for ... healthcare as caring. Another design context could be design (or design research) in healthcare, which would be representative of an insider's viewpoint.
Other contexts are defined by the predominant themes of our time - Health 2.0, Healthcare IT…