September 26, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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To kick off the school year, we thought we'd put an educational spin on the next HXD Meetup!
We are honoured to welcome Jonathan Aitken, Director of the Health Design Lab at Emily Carr. Jonathan, we are all dying to know: What does art and design school have to do with healthcare? And how can we be a part of it!?
DESCRIPTION OF THE TALK:
The role an art and design school can play in solving complex problems in healthcare. Examples from recent projects will be shown to illustrate several collaborative partnerships.
Jonathan Aitken is currently the Director of the Health Design Lab and Associate Professor in Communication Design at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. The Health Design Lab is is an emergent research centre that applies design thinking to Health Care, bringing human-centred design research methodologies to complex problems. Aitken's education in Communication and Industrial Design help him bring an interdisciplinary focus to his work. Currently teaching in the graduate and undergraduate programs, Aitken is particularly interested in how participatory design methodologies can facilitate design research into large, complex problems. As well, he has an interest in ebook design and is engaged in research and courses connected to that emerging medium.
Hope to see you there!