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Demystifying 21st Century Healthcare Design Practice.

Swann, David (2012) Demystifying 21st Century Healthcare Design Practice. In: Design for Health. Gower.

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Abstract

Healthcare design is now emerging from the shadows to be recognised as a distinct design discipline in its own right. A new discipline with patient safety at its heart, a practice that requires systems thinking and collaboration to tackle complex challenges and a practice conducted within a stringent ethical framework. Healthcare design practice is an emerging territory sparsely populated with high quality design exemplars. This chapter seeks to demystify these practices by providing a textual roadmap to support and inspire the new agoras who wish to engage with 21st healthcare design. Conversely it is hoped its content will also serve as a catalyst for healthcare providers who wish to reap the rewards associated with embracing a design-led approach with design practitioners at the very core of their service innovation teams.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
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Depositing User: David Swann
Date Deposited: 03 May 2012 12:56
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2013 14:00
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/13362

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