Health

Understanding your target group is critical in design. It can be extra challenging when designing for healthcare as the landscape is a complex system of stakeholders with unique perspectives. This course will help you navigate and understand the complexities involved, challenging you to find your own perspective as a designer in the field of healthcare.  

Get an overview of the healthcare system in the Netherland by exploring relevant topics, developments and challenges in the field, like advanced health technologies, patient experience, digitalisation, and regulations. This elective course centres on building knowledge to prepare for designing products, services and interventions in the context of health.

Create a patient journey map to gain an understanding of the complexity of the system and its stakeholders from a patient perspective. Explore the interactions of stakeholders during the journey and how that shapes the needs, wants and experiences of the patient.

Hear from stakeholders active in the domain of healthcare to learn from their experiences and expertise. Read key publications (both scientific & non-scientific) preparing to engage in constructive dialogue with the stakeholders. Learn to develop and confidently argue your own perspective.

Reflect upon what you learn, considering where you want to go as a designer what kind of a role you might play in the complex field of healthcare.

KonneKt: a modular game which can be played on windows of hospital isolation rooms. By Job Jansweijer for Prinses Máxima Centrum voor kinderoncologie.
KonneKt: a modular game which can be played on windows of hospital isolation rooms. By Job Jansweijer for Prinses Máxima Centrum voor kinderoncologie.

Course Coordinator's perspective

“There are always some students who are actively involved in discussions while others not. It will be nice if we can create an atmosphere where engaging discussions can be facilitated. For students to not be shy or think something might be a stupid question, to be comfortable enough to actively participate in the dialogue.”

Armagan Albayrak

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