The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
Royal College of Art
Make It Better: How engineering designers can have an impact in healthcare
This illustrated lecture by Professor Jeremy Myerson will demonstrate how engineering design combined with patient-centred techniques can be applied to the frontline of healthcare service delivery. The processes of enquiry, ethnography, evidence-gathering, experiment and evaluation in design research will be revealed through case studies from the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, RCA, including a redesign of the Emergency Ambulance.
Jeremy Myerson is Director of the centre and the first-ever holder of the Helen Hamlyn Chair of Design, with a remit to encourage 'design that improves quality of life'. An academic, author and activist in design for more than 30 years, he began his working life as a journalist and was founder-editor of DesignWeek in 1986. He co-founded the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the RCA in 1999 and is a member of the College's Senior Management Team.
Jeremy is the author of many books, chapters and articles on people-centred design. He is an active researcher and a speaker and chair at international conferences. He sits on the advisory boards of design institutes in Hong Kong, Korea and in the Netherlands. In summer 2012 Jeremy was named by Wired Magazine as one of Britain's 100 most influential people in digital technology.
Please e-mail Dr Sunny Bains if you would like to attend, putting RCA in the subject line. If you don't hear back within two business days that the event is full, your place is confirmed.
Location: Roberts G06