More and more Healthcare organisations are discovering the added value of design to address the many challenges they face. When designing for this complex domain, designers need to master the use of dedicated tools and techniques in order to fully grasp the needs and requirements of the stakeholders: patients, medical professionals, policy makers, and insurance companies.

In this Master Class on Design for Healthcare, you get acquainted with the latest developments in healthcare design. You learn about different design research methods and how you can apply these in your medical design process. Recent research projects and industry partnerships are presented.

IDE’s healthcare research programme is closely connected to the Medisign IDE Master specialisation.

During this Master Class, you will:
• gain insights in the healthcare design context to improve your healthcare design projects;
• broaden your toolset for exploring and collecting the needs and experiences of patients and medical professionals;
• practice using tools and techniques for mapping and analysing multi-stakeholder systems and processes in healthcare.

Richard Goossens is full Professor of Physical Ergonomics at IDE, TU Delft. He is coordinator of the Healthcare research programme at IDE and member of the board of the Delft Health Initiative.
Armagan Albayrak is Assistant Professor in Design for Healthcare at IDE, TU Delft. She is coordinator of the Medisign master specialisation at IDE.