Health Design Thinking / Bon Ku and Ellen Lupton
Applying the principles of human-centered design to real-world health care challenges, from drug packaging to early detection of breast cancer.
This book makes a case for applying the principles of design thinking to real-world health care challenges.
As health care systems around the globe struggle to expand access, improve outcomes, and control costs, Health Design Thinking offers a human-centered approach for designing health care products and services, with examples and case studies that range from drug packaging and exam rooms to internet-connected devices for early detection of breast cancer.
Written by leaders in the field—Bon Ku, a physician and founder of the innovative Health Design Lab at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, and Ellen Lupton, an award-winning graphic designer and curator at Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum—the book outlines the fundamentals of design thinking and highlights important products, prototypes, and research in health design.
Health design thinking uses play and experimentation rather than a rigid methodology. It draws on interviews, observations, diagrams, storytelling, physical models, and role playing; design teams focus not on technology but on problems faced by patients and clinicians.
Drawings, photographs, storyboards, and other visualizations accompany the case studies. Includes an index and further reading list.
Designed by Ellen Lupton
Published by MIT Press and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2020
Softcover, 228 pages, full color offset, 6.5 in x 8.5 in