Design for Health: what does it mean in the context of the 100 year life
Dr Claire Craig from Lab4Living at Sheffield Hallam University highlighted that healthy ageing in the context of a 100-year life has wide-ranging implications, across just about every facet of life including housing, products, fashion, identity, finance, education, work. She argued that we need to rethink the parallel trajectory of design for health. She challenged us to critically reflect on design for health as context OR design for health as discipline and asked - what do we want a design for health ecosystem to look like?
Dr. Claire Craig is Reader in Design and Creative Practice in Health and Co-Director of Lab4Living, a transdisciplinary research group at Sheffield Hallam University. Her research focuses on the role of design in promoting quality of life and wellbeing, particularly in the context of people experiencing major life transitions. Claire is a qualified occupational therapist and has written a number of books in relation to her work including Meaningful Making: Journeying through Dementia, Exploring the Self through Photography and Creativity and Communication.