To that end, this book examines alternative and radical ways of practicing architecture and the re-imagining of the profession of architecture through a lens of human health.
Author: Matthew Jones
Publisher: Vernon Press
Rapid urbanization represents major threats and challenges to personal and public health. The World Health Organisation identifies the ‘urban health threat’ as three-fold: infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases; and violence and injury from, amongst other things, road traffic. Within this tripartite structure of health issues in the built environment, there are multiple individual issues affecting both the developed and the developing worlds and the global north and south. Reflecting on a broad set of interrelated concerns about health and the design of the places we inhabit, this book seeks to better understand the interconnectedness and potential solutions to the problems associated with health and the built environment. Divided into three key themes: home, city, and society, each section presents a number of research chapters that explore global processes, transformative praxis and emergent trends in architecture, urban design and healthy city research. Drawing together practicing architects, academics, scholars, public health professional and activists from around the world to provide perspectives on design for health, this book includes emerging research on: healthy homes, walkable cities, design for ageing, dementia and the built environment, health equality and urban poverty, community health services, neighbourhood support and wellbeing, urban sanitation and communicable disease, the role of transport infrastructures and government policy, and the cost implications of ‘unhealthy’ cities etc. To that end, this book examines alternative and radical ways of practicing architecture and the re-imagining of the profession of architecture through a lens of human health.
Author: Arathi SethumadhavanPublish On: 2020-01-29
projects, and how designers, stakeholders, and the people intended to benefit
from global-health programs work together. This chapter has explored the current
state of design as applied to global health, presented models for how it has been
Author: Arathi Sethumadhavan
Publisher: Academic Press
Design for Health: Applications of Human Factors delves into critical and emergent issues in healthcare and patient safety and how the field of human factors and ergonomics play a role in this domain. The book uses the Design for X (DfX) methodology to discuss a wide range of contexts, technologies, and population dependent criteria (X’s) that must be considered in the design of a safe and usable healthcare ecosystem. Each chapter discusses a specific topic (e.g., mHealth, medical devices, emergency response, global health, etc.), reviews the concept, and presents a case study that demonstrates how human factors techniques and principles are utilized for the design, evaluation or improvements to specific tools, devices, and technologies (Section 1), healthcare systems and environments (Section 2), and applications to special populations (Section 3). The book represents an essential resource for researchers in academia as well as practitioners in medical device industries, consumer IT, and hospital settings. It covers a range of topics from medication reconciliation to self-care to the artificial heart. Uses the Design for X (DfX) methodology A case study approach provides practical examples for operationalization of key human factors principles and guidelines Provides specific design guidelines for a wide range of topics including resilience, stress and fatigue management, and emerging technologies Examines special populations, such as the elderly and the underserved Brings a multidisciplinary, multi-industry approach to a wide range of healthcare human factors issues
Furthermore, five emergent trends in design in healthcare are presented and discussed. This book will be of interest to students of design as well as designers and those working to improve the quality of healthcare.
Author: Emmanuel Tsekleves
One of the most complex global challenges is improving wellbeing and developing strategies for promoting health or preventing ‘illbeing’ of the population. The role of designers in indirectly supporting the promotion of healthy lifestyles or in their contribution to illbeing has emerged. This means designers now need to consider, both morally and ethically, how they can ensure that they ‘do no harm’ and that they might deliberately decide to promote healthy lifestyles and therefore prevent ill health. Design for Health illustrates the history of the development of design for health, the various design disciplines and domains to which design has contributed. Through 26 case studies presented in this book, the authors reveal a plethora of design research methodologies and research methods employed in design for health. The editors also present, following a thematic analysis of the book chapters, seven challenges and seven areas of opportunity that designers are called upon to address within the context of healthcare. Furthermore, five emergent trends in design in healthcare are presented and discussed. This book will be of interest to students of design as well as designers and those working to improve the quality of healthcare.
This Second Edition includes: The latest research, which was only anecdotal in nature as recently as a decade ago, illustrating how design through evidence produces measurable outcomes Real-world case studies of a range of excellent health ...
Author: Cynthia A. Leibrock
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Praise for Design Details for Health "Cynthia Leibrock and Debra Harris have developed a vitally important reference. They draw upon and compile a rich source of evidence that supports the application of specific research-based details for particular health-related settings."—From the Foreword by Dr. Wayne Ruga, AIA, FIIDA, Hon. FASID The revised edition on implementing design details to improve today's health care facilities—an inspiring, comprehensive guide In this significantly revised second edition, Cynthia Leibrock and Debra Harris offer up-to-date information on design details that can improve patient outcomes and user experience by returning authority to the patient, along with fascinating case studies and research demonstrating the positive role design can play in reducing health care costs. Design Details for Health, Second Edition offers contemporary examples showing how design can improve patient comfort and independence, and demonstrates how to design highly functional health care facilities that operate at peak performance. The book addresses a range of health care facility types including hospitals, ambulatory care, wellness centers, subacute care and rehabilitation, adult day care and respite, assisted living, hospice, dementia care, and aging in place. This Second Edition includes: The latest research, which was only anecdotal in nature as recently as a decade ago, illustrating how design through evidence produces measurable outcomes Real-world case studies of a range of excellent health care facilities that have been designed and built in the twenty-first century Updated contributions with leading practitioners, researchers, and providers conveying how design has a positive impact on health care delivery When design empowers rather than disables, everybody wins. Sensitive to the needs of both patients and providers, Design Details for Health, Second Edition is essential reading for today's architects, interior designers, facility managers, and health care professionals.
* Evidence-based design based on healthcare research and best practices.
Author: Cynthia S. McCullough
Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau
* Evidence-based design based on healthcare research and best practices. More than 1,000 research studies suggest healthcare design can improve patient care and medical outcomes and can decrease medical errors and waste. * Includes coverage on healing environments, family-centered care, benchmarking, sustainability (green practices), aesthetics, and working with design firms. * Contributors include planners and architects from the award-winning, international architectural firm, HDR.
Design for Health: Sustainable Approaches to Therapeutic Architecture Guest-Edited by Terri Peters This issue of AD seeks out innovative and varied sustainable architectural responses to designing for health, such as: integrating sensory ...
Author: Terri Peters
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Design for Health: Sustainable Approaches to Therapeutic Architecture Guest-Edited by Terri Peters This issue of AD seeks out innovative and varied sustainable architectural responses to designing for health, such as: integrating sensory gardens and landscapes into the care environment; specifying local materials and passive technologies; and reinvigorating aging postwar facilities. Contributors include: Anne-Marie Adams, Sean Ahlquist, Giuseppe Boscherini, Robin Guenther, Charles Jencks, Richard Mazuch, Stephen Verderber, Featured architects: 100% Interior, Arup, C.F. Møller, Lyons, MASS Design Group, Mongomery Sisam Architects, Penoyre & Prasad
The 13th edition of Facility Planning and Design has been the authority since 1946, for better facility planning, design, and construction for architects, planners, teachers, managers, administrators, specialists, and other sport and ...
Author: Thomas H. Sawyer
Category: Physical education facilities
As the cost of construction for physical activity, recreation, sport, and health-related facilities skyrockets, it becomes paramount for those who plan, design, construct, and use these facilities to have access to a comprehensive facilities guide. The 13th edition of Facility Planning and Design has been the authority since 1946, for better facility planning, design, and construction for architects, planners, teachers, managers, administrators, specialists, and other sport and activity-related personnel.
This one of a kind text offers guidance on how to design effective health communication messages. This book shows how to build theory-based messages and how to address the diverse characteristics of audiences.
Author: Hyunyi Cho
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The desire to impact positive changes in individuals and society motivates many students, practitioners, and researchers of health communication. This one of a kind text offers guidance on how to design effective health communication messages. This book shows how to build theory-based messages and how to address the diverse characteristics of audiences. While integrating perspectives from public health and social marketing, this book clearly explains core health communication principles and processes for designing effective messages for health communication interventions and campaigns.
This book summarizes design principles for practitioners, and applies them to the variety of workplace settings described in the book. No other book currently on the market does that.
Author: Alan Hedge
Publisher: CRC Press
Even with today’s mobile technology, most work is still undertaken in a physical workplace. Today’s workplaces need to be healthy environments that minimize the risks of illnesses or injuries to occupants to compete in the marketplace. This necessitates the application of good ergonomics design principles to the creation of effective workplaces, and this is the focus of this book. This book will: · Focus on ergonomic design for better health and ergonomic design for better productivity · Presents environments that support new ways of working and alternative workplace strategies, as well as the impacts of new technologies · Covers the role of ergonomics design in creating sustainable workplaces · Includes ergonomics design for a wide variety of workplaces, from offices to hospitals, to hotels to vehicles, etc... · Shows the design principles on how to design and create a healthy and productive workplace The market lacks an ergonomics design book that covers the topics that this book will cover. This book summarizes design principles for practitioners, and applies them to the variety of workplace settings described in the book. No other book currently on the market does that.
The design of healing healthcare environments has recently received increasing
attention, as our knowledge of the links between the mind and the body are more
widely understood. Landscape and urban design for health and well-being is of ...
Author: Gayle Souter-Brown
In this book Gayle Souter-Brown explores the social, economic and environmental benefits of developing greenspace for health and well-being. She examines the evidence behind the positive effects of designed landscapes, and explains effective methods and approaches which can be put into practice by those seeking to reduce costs and add value through outdoor spaces. Using principles from sensory, therapeutic and healing gardens, Souter-Brown focuses on landscape’s ability to affect health, education and economic outcomes. Already valued within healthcare environments, these design guidelines for public and private spaces extend the benefits throughout our towns and cities. Covering design for school grounds to public parks, public housing to gardens for stressed executives, this richly illustrated text builds the case to justify inclusion of a designed outdoor area in project budgets. With case studies from the US, UK, Africa, Asia, Australasia and Europe, it is an international, inspirational and valuable tool for those interested in landscapes that provide real benefits to their users.
I avoided all of the processed, engineered “technofoods” that humans had
created using chemicals and processes that severely alter food from the Original Design. During a 40day health experience I later deemed The Maker's Diet, my
Author: Mark Shannan
Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers
Category: Health & Fitness
Discover the secrets to Living a Healthy, Happy, Active, and Long Life! In the beginning, God had a perfect plan. Humans were designed to live with abundant health…but we’ve strayed from that path. So where are we now? People are sick and tired of being sick and tired. Rates of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer are skyrocketing. We are emotionally and spiritually depleted, overworked, out of shape, worn out, eating fake “foods”, and exposed to hormones, GMO’s and chemicals that didn’t even exist 100 years ago. Is there hope? What’s the solution? Dr. Mark believes you can return to The Original Design. Whether you’re exhausted, depressed, overweight, in pain, suffering from disease, or simply want to be fit and healthy, The Original Design for Health offers timeless principles and scientific facts that show you how to: Understand the four foundational pillars of health—Physical, Chemical, Mental and Spiritual—how they’re interdependent and their importance to your body. Create balance through enjoying delicious and nutritious food, restful sleep, great relationships, fun exercise, spiritual peace, an attitude of gratitude, ideal spinal alignment, emotional control, plentiful playtime, and a “big picture” perspective. Identify and get to the root cause of many common health issues. Take control of your health and get back on the original track to wellness. Without health, you can’t be who you were designed to be or live the life you were meant to live. Make today the first day of the healthiest part of your life…the life you’ve always dreamed of! “You can’t rewrite the beginning of your story, but you can change the ending.
Motivational Technologies: A Theoretical Framework for Designing Preventive Health Applications S. Shyam Sundar1,2, Saraswathi Bellur1, and Haiyan Jia1
1Media Effects Research Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State University, USA 2 ...
Author: Magnus Bang
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, PERSUASIVE 2012, held in Linköping, Sweden, in June 2012. The 21 full papers presented together with 5 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. In addition three keynote papers are included in this volume. The papers cover the typical fields of persuasive technology, such as health, safety and education.
This book is a case study of two active agers who began this Active Aging journey when in their late 40's.
Author: Montague Brown
Category: Health & Fitness
This book is a case study of two active agers who began this Active Aging journey when in their late 40's. Their understanding of how it might work, why it should work came in large part from their academic studies. Both were in professorial and consulting occupations with a strong orientation to public policy and its implications for the health of people. This book is also a study of how beliefs about diet, nutrition, aging, and lifestyles change over time. They lived this journey from 1984 or so until the present. At ages 86 and 88, they still live actively, continuing their research into the causes of diseases and how lifestyles can be designed to live a healthier and, as also occurs, a longer life. What did they study to inform this journey? First among many are exercise and nutrition. Now both McCool and Brown work out five or more days a week. The aerobic exercise stresses intervals. In strength training, time under tension makes the sessions productive.Other subjects given much attention include training for the brain. Indeed writing this book was a brain-boosting exercise. All of our eating is scrutinized for its impact on the brain, as is our exercise regimes. We are whole organic persons, not just a collection of parts. We are social beings; we are spiritual beings, and we are psychological and spiritual beings. All of these factors make for an Active Aging life designed to deliver excellent health for long life.Why write the book? It was for us a brain-building exercise and one focused on avoiding dementia, a scourge of the idle mind. It is also a robust case study of two health professionals who have not just researched the work on the subjects covered but have tested the ideas in their life. Other can learn from this experience. It is a sharing in the hope that others will benefit from reading this story and our learnings.