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Media reports, media releases, events: News about the SCDH at a glance.


24.06.2022

SSPH+ Summer School
Join us at the SSPH+ Summer School in Public Health Policy, Economics and Management. From August 25-27 we will  run our course: Designing Health Care: Improving patient and staff safety through Evidence-based Design. 


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22.06.2022

Public Lecture
Healthy Airports – Design as Placemaking
Professor Evelyne de Leeuw
Director, Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity CPHCE; Director, Healthy Urban Environments (HUE) Collaboratory; University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Humans create places out of spaces. A place only becomes meaningful, and potentially health-making, after efforts at social choice and design. A dwelling becomes a home because of the context we give it. A hospital only is as good as its response to its communities and the contemporary technology. An airport may well be an engine for health – if we want it to be. This presentation looks at the evidence on design for health. It will take inspiration from Healthy Airports research and development work by Evelyne de Leeuw and her team.

11. Juli 2022, 19.00 Uhr
Swiss Center for Design and Health
Ipsachstrasse 16, 2560 Nidau


22.06.2022

Invitation to the SCDH Open Day on Wednesday, 13 July 2022, 3 – 8 p.m.
Experience a place where society and science meet on the theme of design and health.

Program
15.00/18.00 Welcoming ceremony
15.00/17.30/19.30 Guided tours through the future Living Lab
16.15 Panel: Who can be served by research at the interface of design and health?
15.30 to 20.00
Researchers present their projects
Dot, dot, comma, dash – Inclusive learning tool to introduce Braille
University geriatric medicine FELIX PLATTER – Optimization of interior design
Talking Pictures – Communication Aids for Patients and Caregivers
Dying Beds – An Interdisciplinary Perspective
Management of medication intake – An app as an assistant
Emulating impairments
Social robot
Games for young and old
Food service
19.30 Music


22.06.2022

53rd Environmental Design Research Association Conference.
Clemson University School of Architecture in South Carolina hosted architects and researchers from around the world from June 1-4, 2022. The Swiss Center for Design and Health was also represented by Minou Afzali and Rahel Nauen.

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02.05.2022
Publication of the first annual report of the SCDH for the year 2021.

Annual Report 2021

Annual Report

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06.11.2021
komform, the founding shareholder of the SCDH, is awarded the Design Prize Switzerland 2021. This in the category “Empowerment and integration of an Ageing Society”. Age-sensitive design is an important aspect of health design.

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02.10.2021
After the Federal Government, the Canton of Bern also approves the funding for the SCDH. This means that the SCDH will be able to start its operational activities in 2022.

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23.06.2021
The SCDH is now officially a Swiss Technology Competence Center: the Federal Department of Economics, Education and Research fully approves the funding of CHF 8 million applied for by the SCDH.

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06.06.2019
Swiss Center for Design and Health AG is founded as a Private-public-Partnership. The new competence centre has the task of making the health care systems of the future more efficient, economical, ecological, safer and more innovative with the help of design-based solutions. The founding partners involved are the Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH, University of Bern, Insel Gruppe, Visana, Girsberger AG, LerNetz AG and komform GmbH.