integrated studio vi

Year 3 Studio, Semester 1, 2020
Expressions of Interest

The Pitch.

Good Health Design is a collaborative interdisciplinary design studio in the School of Art + Design at AUT. We connect design research with real world projects that make a difference in our communities.

For semester one 2020 we are calling for expressions of interest for a unique opportunity to enrol in this year 3 studio paper (Integrated Studio VI). This studio paper will replace your existing disciplinary semester 1 studio paper. You will work with a selected group of students from across the design disciplines together in a collaborative studio environment throughout the studio project.

This paper focuses on the undertaking of an integrated, collaborative and interdisciplinary art and design project with students from across the school of art and design, and/or with students from other discipline areas and programmes.

We are looking for people who want to:
• work with users (co-design) to better understand new contexts
• have strong disciplinary design expertise and ready to bring this to a collaborative environment
• want to have real work impact to improve health and wellbeing experiences.

Through this opportunity you will experience:
• Understanding discipline paradigms and mindsets
• Exploring approaches to collaboration within and across disciplines
• Group negotiation, management and leadership
• Collaborative art and design methods and processes
• Individual and group reflection processes

We anticipate that this pathway will lead to you developing final studio projects with a health, wellbeing and social impact focus. We will work with you and your disciplines to ensure you are supported through this. This is a growth area for design.

You will work with the design research team in Good Health Design and experts from industry which include Waitemata DHB’s Institute for Innovation and Improvement (i3) team, among other possible organisations and companies.

The Project.

Last year’s prototype Integrated Studio VI looked at what the ideal ward might look and feel like for Waitematā DHB’s new healthcare facility at North Shore Hospital. You can view the amazing work the students did  here. 

This year we have a range of exciting projects lined up for Integrated Studio VI 2020. For example, they may include (but are not limited to):

Digital and physical patient experience within the hospital ward room
Waitematā DHB is planning a new healthcare facility on the North Shore Hospital campus. This 4-storey building is likely to include operating theatres and related rooms, endoscopy procedure suite, and four surgical wards of approximately 30 beds each. The concept design for this building is done with more detailed design to take place soon. This year there is an opportunity to challenge and reimagine the patient experience (both digital and physical) within a ward room. By working collaboratively with patients and staff you have an opportunity to use creative processes to better understand the needs of users and to challenge thinking around what a healthcare facility might look and feel like, challenge current conventions and use design to advocate for those who are most vulnerable.

Auckland Regional Dental Service (ARDS)
The Auckland Regional Dental Service (ARDS) provides free dental treatment for people under 18 for the greater Auckland region. ARDS has more than 80 clinics across Auckland in permanent locations and mobile clinics. ARDS are interested in a complete rebrand and a fresh identity that speaks to their proactive community-based and holistic approach to oral care and hygiene. The dental experience can be scary and intimidating, especially for younger children so ARDS also want to rethink the interior of their clinics to create welcoming and friendly spaces.

How to apply.

To apply to be a part of this unique learning experience: Prepare a short (up to 1 page) manifesto on why this opportunity appeals to you, and outline your expertise and purpose as a designer and what you would want to get out of this experience.

Send your manifesto to Good Health Design goodhealthdesign@aut.ac.nz