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Cross-Cultural Design for Healthy Ageing

This book examines some of the challenges associated with ageing in multicultural societies. Worldwide, ageing presents a profound potential shift in design for society. The impact of the change in population balance challenges designers, planners, and health care professionals to develop solutions to better meet the needs of older citizens. Different disciplinary and cultural perspectives allow for new approaches to issues of housing, community interaction and cooperation, health and well-being, and the integration of new technologies.

Drawing from case studies, interviews with key practitioners in design and health, and practical pedagogical experience, the authors provide a framework for engaging designers, planners, and health professionals in the process of creating new design solutions for the growing global ageing population.

240 pages | 44 halftones, 3 tables | 6 3/4 x 9 1/4


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Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of abbreviations

Chapter 1: Overview
Design for healthy ageing
Healthy ageing
Studies around healthy ageing and design
Introduction to the complex issues of ageing in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan

Chapter 2: Approaching social design challenges through multi-disciplinary collaboration
Definition of social design
Understanding human behaviour through design
Design methods: Design thinking and co-design
Multi-disciplinary, cross-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary definitions and practices
Inquiry Based Learning
Problem-oriented Project Learning
The benefits of collaboration between nursing and design
Strategies for working in multi-disciplinary teams
Cross-cultural Design
The importance of Cross-Cultural Design
Cultural intelligence
Our Method

Chapter 3: Clinician perspectives on pre-registration nursing student participation in inter-disciplinary, cross-cultural study tours and design workshops
Why design and nursing?
Nurses and design thinking
Cross-cultural collaboration
Impacts and outcomes

Chapter 4: Case study: cross-cultural design workshops for healthy ageing in China 2016–2017
Ageing in China
Discover Stage
Define Stage
Develop stage
Delivery Stage
Case study 1: Design for Healthy Ageing 2016 in Guangzhou and Shantou
Case study 2: Co-Design for Healthy Ageing 2017 in Guangzhou
Discussion and Reflection

Chapter 5: Design for healthy ageing in multi-cultural societies: approaching issues associated with ageing in Singapore and Australia through cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary workshops
Ageing in Singapore: An overview
Ageing in Australia: Western Heritage with an Asian Future
Using design thinking methods to solve ‘wicked problems’
Day one: Empathy
Day two and three: Site visits (research)
Day four and five: Ideation
Day six and seven: Prototyping
Day nine and ten: Community display
Case study two: Inspired by Singapore – co-design for healthy ageing 2018
Day one: Grouping and Briefing
Day two: Design Thinking Workshop
Day three and four: Site visits to care homes and community hospital
Day four and five: Ideation
Day six and seven: Prototyping and testing
Day nine and ten: Exhibition set up and display
Outcomes of 2018 workshop
Overview of project outcome
Conclusion and further opportunities

Chapter 6: Student perspectives on participation in multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural study tours and design workshops
Student perspectives and experiences
Overview of results from the student surveys

Chapter 7: Conclusions, overview and recommendations


Main Authors and Editorial Team
Contributors (in alphabetical order)

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