Sheree Proposch key designer of the $1 billion Royal Children’s Hospital teamed up with Professor Anna Peeters, Director of Deakin’s Institute for Health Transformation, to explore how good design can improve health outcomes across the globe.

More than 100 guests attended the second lecture in the Clever and Creative lecture series: Good Health by Design hosted by Deakin’s DesignMind and the City of Greater Geelong.

Sheree Proposch a leading specialist in healthcare design and social infrastructure projects at Hassell gave an insight into how a user-centred design approach was essential to creating the functionally complex Royal Children’s Hospital precinct.  Sheree provided case studies of how designers from all disciplines engaged and collaborated with users, patients, carers, staff, families and extended families to fully understand their needs and the circumstances of their visits to ensuring the Royal Children’s Hospital was a building full of high performing spaces.  

Professor Peeters discussed how good design plays a role in supporting patients and citizens to achieve optimal health and wellbeing. Anna’s case study on transforming retail outlets to promote healthy eating showed clearly that design changes have positive impacts on our behavioural cues and ultimately our health.

In third and final lecture in the 2019 Clever and Creative Series: Design with Nature, Dr Phillip Roos, Director of Deakin’s Live+Smart Research Laboratory, and Chris Buntine, Sustainability Leader for Aurecon, will examine how integrating Biophilia, our innate connection with nature, into the design and planning of our environments has a fundamental role in our physiological and psychological health and wellbeing.

Lecture 3 |2019 Clever and Creative Series: Design with Nature

Thursday 14 November
5.30 pm – 7 pm
Deakin University Geelong Waterfront Campus
1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong