Over the past five years the Product Design department at the Glasgow School of Art has forged a fruitful and ongoing collaboration with NHS Ayrshire & Arran and NHS Lothian. This project, our fifth iteration, builds upon that relationship and also explores wider areas of design activity. This fruitful collaboration has given the students the opportunity spend time within hospital contexts, observing how they are used and importantly to also to collaborate with medical practitioners, getting their expert input, sharing and getting feedback on the students’ insights, ideas and developing concepts. Educationally it provides students a unique opportunity to explore the role design can play in shaping better health services.
In 2019 the students conducted their projects in Radiography, Accident & Emergency and Gynaecology Services departments, this website was created to showcases their concept proposals.