The Healthcare Space specialises in how healthcare is delivered. Our vision is to ensure that the people receiving the care are at the heart of the design and development process. This aim of humanising healthcare is central to all our work.
How we work
Each project involves the development of new and pioneering ways of working with patients, staff, clinical researchers and other stakeholders during both the design and research process. We continually refine and publish our methodologies to give rich insights into peoples’ lived experience.
The research has benefited from collaboration with numerous academic partners including:
- Imperial College London
- University of Oxford
- University of Cambridge
Industry, public and voluntary sector partners
We have engaged with many industry, public and voluntary sector partners, including:
- Public Health Agency NI
- Design Council
- Philips HealthTech
- Medical Defence Union
- DePuy Synthes (Johnson & Johnson)
- NHS Innovations SE
- Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Project and research funding bodies
Public funding is sourced from a variety of bodies, including:
Reader in Healthcare Design and Senior Research Fellow
Jonathan has spent sixteen years working in design in healthcare and leads the Healthcare Research Space at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art.
Senior Designer, Helix Centre
Gianpaolo is an Industrial Designer with over 10 years experience in design innovation in healthcare.
Rosie is a designer, illustrator and researcher who is passionate about the affordances of user-led design and considerate information design.