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Design + Health Concentration Info Session
November 20, 2023 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join members of the faculty and fellow students to learn about the new concentration in Design + Health. With a coordinated set of courses, students can focus on Design + Health while meeting degree requirements. The students and faculty in the Design + Health group at Taubman College study the intersection of health and design. We interpret this nexus broadly both in terms of subject matter and scale; we look at wearable devices, furniture and ergonomics, immersive spaces and XR, hospitals and other institutional buildings, and urban design. Our motivation is to increase accessibility, inclusion, equity, and alterity in the face of many current and historical examples of design-driven health inequality, redlining, disabling urban environments, and institutional facilities that lack access to natural light. Our group is concerned about the gaps between quantitative analysis and lived experience, and we think architecture and design has an urgent need to close these gaps. More info at https://taubmancollege.umich.edu/research/clusters-and-themes/design-and-health/