Event: Institute for Human Centered Design, Boston
Title: Architectural Form + Clinical Function: A Design Paradigm Follows
Date: October 9, 2018
“A thought-provoking talk. I also loved your sketches.”
“Diana was amazing! So articulate and thoughtful, we are excited to see what you do next!”
“‘Design matters & design can prevent disease’ – Dr. Diana Anderson @dochitect – on #ethics in architecture & design for healthcare – speaking at @IHCDesign for #HUBweek #architecture #designmatters”
Lecture overview: The delivery and design of healthcare today is rapidly changing, and increasingly complex. How are we closing the gap between designer intent and user experience? Increasingly, clinicians are asking not only for the architect’s perspective, but to develop a skill-set and knowledge-base that will allow them to help shape the future of health. Architects aim to engage clinical professionals within research, education and practice. We all have a shared goal in seeking to enhance health outcomes through innovations in the design of healthcare spaces, technologies, care delivery systems and policies. Specialized experts who can offer unique perspectives and hybrid models in problem-solving of complex systems are increasingly seen. Through combined thinking, research-based design has expanded to understand and improve the experience within healthcare spaces.
For some patients, design can succeed where drugs may fail. For clinicians, the built environment can support and improve efficient care delivery. Current trends, ideas and next steps for design to enrich our healthcare interface are presented, including an overview of:
(1) the infrequent historical intersection and recent convergence of medicine and design;
(2) the impact of architecture on health for preventative care;
(3) the future of health with an emphasis on multidisciplinary collaborative space, technology, and health spaces within our homes.