HOW CAN DESIGN IMPACT HEALTH?
HealthxDesign identifies the areas of public health where design can have the greatest impact, then incubates and tests design strategies that can ultimately be scaled-up, all through a transdisciplinary collaboration with leading design studios.With strong focus on metrics, all projects aim to build a collective knowledge base for “what works,” in order to scale-up promising approaches for this fledgling area of innovation in health programs.
We also believe that a ‘transdisciplinary‘ is neither public health nor design led, rather an integrated approach for solving the vexing problems facing the public’s health are essential for advancing.
HealthxDesign provides technical assistance and advising services related to optimizing impact of built projects (review of existing social science literature, development of a theory of change, impact frameworks, metrics, and impact assessments) for teams working to shape the built environment to advance community outcomes at various scales (building, neighborhood, city). Our multi-sector clients and partners range from architects to urban designers and community development corporations. Check out the Our Work page to see the many ways that design strategies can be conceptualized and implemented to advance health outcomes, within a multidisciplinary, evidence-based framework!