Design for Health

Sustainable Approaches to Therapeutic Architecture

Author: Terri Peters

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119162130

Category: Architecture

Page: 136

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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
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Ergonomic Workplace Design for Health, Wellness, and Productivity

Author: Alan Hedge

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466598441

Category: Science

Page: 443

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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.
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Designing for Health & Wellbeing: Home, City, Society

Author: Matthew Jones,Louis Rice,Fidel Meraz

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 1622737318

Category: Architecture

Page: 290

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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.
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Design for Health

Applications of Human Factors

Author: Arathi Sethumadhavan,Farzan Sasangohar

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128166215

Category: Computers

Page: 400

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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
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Design for Health

Author: Emmanuel Tsekleves,Rachel Cooper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317152492

Category: Design

Page: 414

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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.
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Persuasive Technology: Design for Health and Safety

7th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, PERSUASIVE 2012, Linköping, Sweden, June 6-8, 2012. Proceedings

Author: Magnus Bang,Eva L. Ragnemalm

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642310370

Category: Computers

Page: 280

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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.
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Landscape and Urban Design for Health and Well-Being

Using Healing, Sensory and Therapeutic Gardens

Author: Gayle Souter-Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317649818

Category: Gardening

Page: 318

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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.
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Evidence-Based Design for Healthcare Facilities

Author: Cynthia S. McCullough

Publisher: Sigma Theta Tau

ISBN: 1930538774

Category: Architecture

Page: 252

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* 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.
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Design Details for Health

Making the Most of Design's Healing Potential

Author: Cynthia A. Leibrock,Debra D. Harris, PhD.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470926840

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

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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.
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Facility Planning and Design for Health, Physical Activity, Recreation, and Sport

Author: Thomas H. Sawyer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781571677204

Category: Physical education facilities

Page: 508

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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.
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