From Left: Mike Grobelny, Steve Reay, Guy Collier, Cassie Khoo, Imogen Zino, Ivana Nakarada-Kordic
Together, we make future-focused health and wellbeing experiences.
Based in AUT’s School of Art + Design, we are a team of interdisciplinary researchers and creatives using design to empower, delight, and enrich lives in our communities. Our research focuses on how the design of products and services may have a positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing. We engage with clinical experts, healthcare professionals as well as researchers from other disciplines, to share and test ideas and develop unique solutions.
Meet the team.
Steve is a Professor in Art and Design and the director of Good Health Design, a collaborative design studio at Auckland University of Technology (AUT). As one of a multidisciplinary team, whose aim is to develop better health and wellbeing experiences, Steve’s research focuses on how the design of products and services may have a positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing. Good Health Design enables designers to engage with industry professionals as well as researchers from other disciplines, to share and test ideas and develop unique solutions.
Ivana is a researcher at AUT’s Good Health Design. Her background is in Human Factors and Organisational Psychology. Her current research focuses on the potential of human-centred design to support and enhance health and wellbeing, including developing and applying creative and empathetic human-centred approaches and methodologies for researching complex experience problems and facilitating the sharing of knowledge between designers and non-designers.
Cassie is a communication designer and researcher working at AUT’s Good Health Design and Waitematā DHB’s Institute for Innovation and Improvement (i3). Her background is in communication design, specifically in branding and information visualisation. She has an interest in using co-design to improve communication in healthcare.
Mike is an industrial designer and researcher with AUT’s Good Health Design. He has a background in furniture design and significant experience with digital fabrication technologies.
Guy is an interdisciplinary researcher and lecturer with a background in sociology, comparative religion, medical anthropology, and design for health. He completed his doctorate with AUT’s School of Art & Design, exploring how design and creative practice can embed person-centred approaches in healthcare.
Imogen is a designer and artist based in Auckland, New Zealand. She recently completed a Master of Design at Auckland University of Technology that explored large-scale multi-sensory interaction and the benefits of engaging with our environment through the body. Her works are intuitive and tactile in nature. Delving into the relationship between body, surface and environment, her background in digital, industrial, jewellery and textile design allow her to draw from a range of disciplines to create unique and engaging experiences.
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