Haiyan Zhang, Innovation Director at Microsoft Research and Jury President for Health & Wellness in the D&AD Impact Awards, discusses the need for empathy driven design in the health & wellness sector
Tucked among a group of imposing Victorian NHS buildings in Tooting is the Phoenix Unit, a secure psychiatric rehabilitation unit for people diagnosed with schizophrenia. The unit houses up to 18 adults at a time. For most of them, the modern-looking two-storey building, with its pastel walls, laminate floors and NHS signage, will be home […]
Submissions sought for a Getty Gallery exhibition, backed by Lynx, to “spark conversation about masculinity, mental health and self-expression through photography”
Right now, immunologists and oncologists are collaborating to invent powerful cures for cancer, genome tests are revolutionising personalised medicine, and VR is helping overcome vertigo and hydrophobia. Better yet, AI and wearables guide us to stay well, hopefully avoiding disease altogether. These are just some of the powerful stories healthcare creatives get to convey. When I came to […]
The exhibition Making Wellbeing: from birth to death highlights work by architects and designers that creates richer kinds of social engagement possibilities. The architecture of affection is about drawing on the power that comes from the design of materials, people and spaces
In the 1970s and 80s, artist and designer Biman Mullick distributed thousands of posters highlighting the harmful impacts of smoking and passive smoking. With his work featured in a new exhibition at the Wellcome Collection, we spoke to Mullick about devoting much of his life to campaigning for a smoke-free environment
The second instalment in our series of interviews with jury presidents at this year’s Cannes Lions festival sees us chat with June Laffey, Executive Creative Director at McCann Health Australia & SE Asia, who gives us insights on what she hopes to see in the Health Jury this year.
For three years now the AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards have celebrated innovations in health tech; technology developments that help us live better and could change the way we think about healthcare. This year’s awards were announced last week, in a ceremony at London’s Design Museum and included apparel that improves the senses and a video game for seniors.