Health Design Thinking : Creating Products and Services for Better Health Paperback / softback
by Bon (Assistant Dean for Health & Design, Thomas Jefferson University) Ku, Ellen (Senior Curator, Contemporary Design and Founding Director, Graphic Design MFA, Cooper Lupton
Part of the The MIT Press series
Applying the principles of human-centered design to real-world health care challenges, from drug packaging to early detection of breast cancer. This book makes a case for applying the principles of design thinking to real-world health care challenges.
As health care systems around the globe struggle to expand access, improve outcomes, and control costs, Health Design Thinking offers a human-centered approach for designing health care products and services, with examples and case studies that range from drug packaging and exam rooms to internet-connected devices for early detection of breast cancer.
Written by leaders in the field-Bon Ku, a physician and founder of the innovative Health Design Lab at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, and Ellen Lupton, an award-winning graphic designer and curator at Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum-the book outlines the fundamentals of design thinking and highlights important products, prototypes, and research in health design. Health design thinking uses play and experimentation rather than a rigid methodology.
It draws on interviews, observations, diagrams, storytelling, physical models, and role playing; design teams focus not on technology but on problems faced by patients and clinicians.
The book's diverse case studies show health design thinking in action.
Drawings, photographs, storyboards, and other visualizations accompany the case studies. Copublished with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 228 pages, 300 color photos; 600 Illustrations, unspecified
- Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 07/02/2020
- Category: Industrial / commercial art & design
- ISBN: 9780262539135