2013 Design 4 Health Conference (July 2013, Sheffield UK)

Location: Sheffield-Hallam University, Sheffield UK
Dates: 3-5 July 2013
Website: http://www.design4health.org.uk/
Deadline for abstracts: 8 February 2013

This conference seeks to explore the relationship between design, and health and wellbeing. Good design can deliver widespread benefits to society but how can design practice and processes meet the challenges of health and wellbeing in the 21st Century? Through this conference we aim to develop environments and propose creative strategies for future living in which people of all ages and abilities ‘not merely survive’ but are enabled and empowered to live with dignity, independence and fulfilment.

The conference provides a platform for dialogue between designers, healthcare professionals, funding bodies, researchers and users. The conference features an exhibition of innovative health related artefacts and designs plus special sessions and workshops.

Those participating in the Call for Papers and Exhibition Proposals might include designers, practitioners and researchers in health and wellbeing, and representatives from the health and design industries and funding bodies.

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7th Design Research Conf: Integrative Design, Social Networks, & Public Health (Oct 2011, Spokane)

Dates: 06-07 Oct 2011

Location: Spokane, WA USA

Deadline for proposals: 06 April 2011

Website:  http://spokane.wsu.edu/academics/Design/ResearchService/focus_week/

Call for Proposals

The focus of the 2011 Design Research Conference is on integrative design, social networks and public health.  The aim is to bring together people concerned with design, social well-being, and public health to focus on two kinds of issues: (1) understanding the role of the built environment in public health and social well-being particularly issues relating to social connectivity; the health of children, the elderly, the poor, and working families; social justice, obesity and related illnesses; and (2) developing, designing, implementing, and evaluating prevention and intervention strategies for the built environment to address such issues.  The conference seeks papers on places, practices, participation and research that advance our understanding on how to work together to benefit public health, neighborhood social well-being and built environmental design.

Details of the conference theme and submission guidelines are available at the conference website.

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