Design For Care
Innovating Healthcare Experience
Published: May 21, 2013
by Peter Jones
This book is the cure for the disease that many have even yet to recognize—that is, the lack of application of systemic design thinking in healthcare. Peter Jones has laid out a clear plan of action that frames today's problems as tomorrow’s opportunities and innovations. When we use healthcare services, we want—no, need—this design-led revolution to bring us individually and collectively into a safer, healthier, and better place."
—Robert M. Schumacher, Managing Director at User Centric
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
Every design discipline (even industrial design) has had to develop its best rationale for the question “why should we keep/hire/use you guys?” If they keep asking, “what is it you do again?” you may have more work to do more on strategic communication.
Emerging practices will always be considered marginal at first, within an organization. . . . → Read More: Edge Practices: How Do You Measure Value?
Interview with Dr. Peter Jones
Thanks to Dustin Johnston-Jewell, Strategic Foresighter at Idea Couture and SFI MDes grad student, for the terrific interview and publication in IC’s MISC magazine.
While MISC is Idea Couture’s own curated and published magazine, it has very high design values and a good range of authors, from within the fast-growing . . . → Read More: MISC Magazine Interview
(Posted this month on the Strategic Innovation Lab site). We are rolling out the Systemic Design Research Network, a cooperative educational group founded in 2011 whose aims are:
To advance the practice of systemic design as an integrated discipline of systems thinking and systems-oriented design To convene an annual international symposium, Relating Systems Thinking . . . → Read More: Systemic Design Research Network
RSD3 2014 Symposium
Following the successful Relating Systems Thinking & Design (RSD2 symposium) last year, RSD3 seeks to engage a wider audience, maintaining the lightweight style of a small symposium where every participant can easily meet. Registration is open for RSD3 – taking place again at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, October 15-17. . . . → Read More: Relating Systems Thinking & Design 3
The 2014 ISSS conference held at George Washington U was organized and convened by current president Gerald Midgely, ( U of Hull) who this year hands off the lead to Open University’s Ray Ison, a leading researcher in water ecosystems. Ray will lead next year’s ISSS conference in Berlin and will be looking for inspiring new . . . → Read More: Emerging Contexts of Systemic Design – ISSS 2014