Design and creative practice-based research methods will be used to help care providers and care users better understand and communicate the lived experience of health-care. These methods will be positioned around a user-centred, participatory design methodology.
Areas where design/co-design practice and research can have an impact in the health and wellbeing sector include:
- developing stakeholder engagement in healthcare issues from patients to healthcare professionals (inclusive design activities);
- helping to formulate care strategies and better service provision (co-design/ participatory workshops);
- improving medical practices and procedures (design prototyping and testing); and
- improving knowledge mobilisation and wellbeing strategies across the sector and into the community (communication design materials, creative interventions).