Design Bugs Out

September 7, 2009

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Design Bugs Out

The Department of Health, the NHS Purchasing and Supply agency and the Design Council challenged the UK’s design and manufacturing community to design and prototype new hospital furniture and equipment that will reduce healthcare associated infections (HCAIs). Earlier this year I worked with the Design Council on the Design Bugs Out project.

My role was to develop an approach to evaluate hospital equipment and furniture prototypes, forming part of a wider evaluation of the project. I interviewed product designers, experts in Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAIs) and representatives from NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency (PASA). and then developed a model based on IDEO’s Design Thinking.

My recommendations are included in the Design Bugs Out report pictured above.

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