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Call for papers: 2nd Design4Health conference July 2013

Monday 03 December 2012

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for Design 4 Health 2013, now including details of the conference themes. D4H2013 will be held at Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK from Wed 3rd to Fri 5th July 2013.

Design 4 Health 2013 provides a platform for dialogue between designers, healthcare professionals, funding bodies, researchers and users. It seeks to explore the relationship between design, and health and wellbeing. The conference’s themes focus on some of the challenges faced by researchers, clinicians and designers today, and issues highlighted in discussions and feedback at Design4Health2011.

The Call for Papers with full details of the conference themes is available on the conference website at but they are summarised here:

Design4Health2013: Themes

Rethinking delivery of care
What approaches and perspectives can designers bring to redesigning the healthcare experience?

Usability and Acceptability
What impact can a product have on patients' everyday lives and the lives of their carers?

Implementation and sustainability
How do new products go from the concept and design stages through to production and dissemination?

How can clinicians and policy makers know whether new designs are effective?

We invite submissions to the conference in the following forms

  • Abstract submissions: extended abstracts that address the conference themes (submission deadline 8 February 2013)
  • Exhibition proposals: exhibits of innovative artefacts or systems that make significant progress in design for health (submission deadline 22 February 2013).

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