What is a design studio doing in a hosptial?

UK design studio Helix is a collaboration between the Royal College of Art and Imperial College. HELIX is short for “Healthcare Innovation Exchange.” It’s an exploration into how design can transform health when it’s placed on the front line of the medical world – an acute general hospital in Europe’s busiest city. As part of London design week, they opened the doors to a small studio space within the walls of St. Mary’s Hospital. The idea is to foster design-based innovations through collaboration between patients, clinical staff, administrative staff, and their design team. At the moment, it looks like most of their projects are still in the early-phases, with nothing being fully implemented yet, but some (like Improving uptake in Bowel Cancer Screening) look super promising and refreshingly multidisciplinary!

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