Results – 2014 Design for Health – Health Hackathon

Yesterday at the Design 4 Health/Business Innovation Network Hackathon, I was in a group of inter-professional’s + students + 2 potential users – We had an excellent session . The object was to hack existing healthcare products to either improve them or to find new ways of levering off those products to introduce new products and or services. I was in a great team which made use of the variety of backgrounds the group represented – we were particularly lucky to have 2 potential users in the group both with different requirements from a ‘new’ product and their input was invaluable – Today a crowd funding workshop.

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2014 Design for Health – Health Hackathon

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The 2014 BIN (Business Innovation Network) Health Hack starts today at Sheffield Hallam University. Students from the M.Des and MA in Product Design are involved which is exciting as it allows them to participate as team members in inter-professional design teams with participants from a variety of countries. Lets hope we produce some valuable ideas. Crowdfunding workshop to follow tomorrow.

Design With Intent Tookit

The Design with Intent Toolkit is a ‘collection of design patterns for influencing user behaviour through design – something that is very hard to do. You can download the tool kit free or buy the toollkit as a printed document. I have used the free download and found it to be very good, no need to buy the printed version. Aimed at socially and environmentally beneficial behaviour change, the patterns are drawn from a range of disciplines, and are phrased as questions or provocations to enable the toolkit’s use as both a brainstorming tool and a guide for exploring the field of design for behaviour change.

You can read more about the toolkit here. and download the tool kit here.

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Creative Methods Research

An AHRC-funded skills development project organised by researchers at Birmingham Institute of Art & Design (Birmingham City University) and Communication and Media Research Institute (University of Westminster)

This project involved two one-day workshops and the creation of a case study resource.

These case studies profile specific projects using participatory creative research methods from a range of disciplinary backgrounds including art and design, communication and media, geography, sociology and management.

This resource is intended to be of use to researchers interested in using these methods in the future.

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Case studies.