Product | service | system design in health care

Date: 2 - 6 July 2018

Venue: UAntwerp, Stadscampus - Prinstraat 13 - 2000 Antwerp (route: UAntwerpen, Stadscampus)

Short description: Antwerp Summer University: five-day programme focused on health care-context immersion, using practical / digital methods for thinking (research + inspiration) and doing (prototyping + testing)

About the Summer School

We offer a 5-day practical, inspiring and engaging summer school in the context of Product | Service | System design in health care. You will be guided by designers, social innovators, academic researchers and many other experts. You will be thinking and doing on the following subjects:

  1. human centered design and caregiving
  2. energy lab on personal wellbeing
  3. virtual reality in care-context
  4. digital storytelling in health care context
  5. media in health care

Product, service and system designers (from local and international agencies), social innovators, academic researchers, and multiple other experts from (non-)profit organizations and governmental institutions will guide you through this summer school within the context of health care.

We offer a very hands-on, inspiring and engaging 5-day programme including the following themes:

1. Human Centered Design and caregiving
Fast forward through the HCD process, inspiration – ideation – implementation. Case study background (methods, process and outcome); round table discussions with experts and desk research corner; ideation, prototyping, testing and pitching.

2. Energy Lab on personal wellbeing
An inspiring workshop on energy work/private life balance at an unknown location (focus on group dynamics & creativity).

3. Virtual reality (in general and in care-context for kids)
Debate night / soirée with keynotes, panel discussions, case inspiration, etc. (getting inspired and learn from good/bad practices locally & abroad).

4. Digital storytelling in healthcare context
Case study (autism, LT-hospitalization, …) and hands-on workshop (theme sessions) by ‘Numan’ and concrete tools for implementation.

5. Media and design research in healthcare
Case studies (e.g., ‘living longer at home’ European project), design & implementation issues (with e.g., digital, augmented, IoT) and related workshops.

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