CR April 16: The Health Issue

Our April issue examines the role of creativity in healthcare, from the latest tech to the design of hospitals, the role of illustration in Gray’s Anatomy and a controversial new brand that’s shaking up the feminine hygiene sector

We begin by looking at how Médecins Sans Frontières is using Virtual Reality to convey what life is really like in an African refugee camp

Forced From Home: from the April 2016 issue of CR
Forced From Home: from the April 2016 issue of CR

Next, we report on two new hospital projects, from Manchester and Sheffield, which reveal the importance of design in creating a better environment for sick children and their carers.

Child centred: from the April 2016 issue of CR
Child centred: from the April 2016 issue of CR

Eliza Williams talks to Miki Agrawal, co-founder of controversial but highly innovative feminine hygiene brand Thinx

Tackling the feminine hygiene industry, one taboo at a time: from the April 2016 issue of CR
Tackling the feminine hygiene industry, one taboo at a time: from the April 2016 issue of CR

The healthcare sector in advertising is undergoing something of a creative upturn, not least due to the work of ad agency Langland. We talk to ECD Andrew Spurgeon

Responding to Treatment: CR April 2016
Responding to Treatment: CR April 2016

Rachael Steven interviews Jawbone CCO and leading product designer Yves Béhar about what we have learned about the design of wearables and where that sector is going next

Track, measure, motivate: CR April 2016
Track, measure, motivate: CR April 2016

And we pick our highlights from the shortlist of this year’s AXA PPP Health Tech & You awards

The future of health tech: CR April 2016
The future of health tech: CR April 2016

Mark Sinclair talks to artist James Leadbitter about how he is using his own experiences to improve mental healthcare.

Madlove: a designer asylum. CR April 2016
Madlove: a designer asylum. CR April 2016

And Mark also traces the history of Gray’s Anatomy and its place in the development of medical illustration.

Under the skin: CR April 2016
Under the skin: CR April 2016

While we also look at how leading photographers are tackling the big issues around health, as shown by the World Press Photo and Sony World Photography award winners

Picture of health: CR April 2016
Picture of health: CR April 2016

The April 2016 issue of Creative Review can be purchased directly from us here. Or, better yet, subscribe to CR and never miss an issue.

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