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10th to 12th July 2023

Symposium Design and Health – Practice, Research and Social Relevance

From July 10 to 12, 2023, the symposium "Design and Health - Practice, Research and Social Relevance" and the fifth International Advisory Board Meeting took place at the Swiss Center for Design and Health. We would like to thank all participants of the Scientific and International Advisory Board of the SCDH as well as the speakers for the very exciting exchange and the many valuable inputs for the further development of the Center.

Participants (from left to right)
Viviane Burkhalter, Michaela Koch, Dr. Jan Eckert, Prof. Dr. Deane Harder, Magdalena Tomoff, Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Abel, Prof. Helle Wijk, Prof. Dr. Debajyot Pati, Prof. Dr. Evelyne de Leeuw, Stefan Sulzer, Prof. Dr. Klazine Van der Horst, Prof. Dr. Arne Scheuermann, Prof. Dr. Thomas Zeltner, Angela Mazzi, Prof. Dr. Ruth West, Prof. Dr. Anjali Joseph, Dr. Naïg Chenais, Dr. Julia Rehsmann, Tamara Jeggli, Dr. Minou Afzali, David Wollschlegel, Prof. Jorge Frascara, Dr. Guillermina Noël, Rahel Inauen. (Not on the picture: Prof. Dr. Sabine Hahn, Prof. William Fuhrer)


  • Daniel Wahl
    Regenerative Design for Human and Planetary Health
  • Angela Mazzi
    Improving our Environment: Exploring the design/health axis
  • Dr. Guillermina Noël
    Make your magic: Can designers foster caring between patients and healthcare providers?
  • Dr. Juan P. Brito
    Designers and health practitioners collaborate at the Mayo Clinic
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Zeltner
    Love is in the Center of Health Care

All presentations will be available online in mid-August 2023.

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