Keely Macarow – Designing my body into wellbeing

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I have a plaster on my face that covers a wound from recent surgery for skin cancer. This is not the first time a surgeon has sutured my skin after…

Ana Martinez – Where there is a doctor but not a hospital

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We are conducting an ethnography on the rural health service that is a one-year period that graduates in medicine develop in rural or urban-marginal settings. The rural health service is…

Margo Annemans – Building a care vision

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The vision of a (health)care organisation and the building it occupies both affect patients’ or residents’ experience. Vision and built environment mutually influence one another. This offers care providers and…

Wendy Gunn – Involving sensory experience and perceptual acuity as parameters in the design of hospitals​

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Currently there are few instances of successfully combining objective needs and requirements of indoor air quality (IAQ) in hospital healthcare settings with qualitative described perceptions of this quality by patients.…

Julie Bernhardt – Why is a neuroscientist interested in hospital design?

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Why is a neuroscientist interested in hospital design? Julie is a clinical researcher and Senior Principal Research Fellow at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Melbourne. Julie has…

Finn Pedersen – Architecture and Aboriginal Cultural Wellness in some Kimberley Case Studies

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Our studio has been working with Aboriginal people in the Kimberley for some 18 years and have been trying to better incorporate Culturally responsive design principals into housing, community and…

Laurene Vaughan – Care as a foundation for design practice & expanding contexts for health and wellbeing

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This presentation will discuss care as a foundation through which to frame design as a socio-cultural practice that Is material, experiential and strategic. Connecting to contemporary discourses on empathy, being…

Sarah Pink – Design Anthropology for Wellbeing

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This talk introduces a design anthropological approach to wellbeing, that focuses on designing for possibilities rather than solutions. I will argue that new ways of theorising and practice are needed…

Phil Tune – The view from the cheap seats: hopes and dreams

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Helping design a new hospital is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for most clinicians.  On the other hand, staff come to the process with no expertise in design or architecture.  I will…

Michel Verheem – Enhanced user experiences through better collaboration Hospital – Architect – Wayfinding

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For many hospitals, wayfinding is not much more than signage: panels with arrows, scattered around the hospital.  Every complaint is solved by placing more signs: Problem? Sign. More problems? More…