Healthcare Design Approaches and Perspectives for Young Professionals in Design

In this workshop, scientists and experts will provide first-hand insights into health design and its methodological approaches. The workshop covers topics such as health specific data, information design, user behavior, interaction and service design. Study formats will range from lectures to case studies.






– Introduction of lecturers and workshop participants to each other.

– Lecture Stakeholders and Structures in Health Care: Which roles, tasks, and responsibilities do doctors, patients, and other stakeholders have? (Regina Hanke) 

– Introduction lecture: Interface and Service Design, Product and Fashion Design, Interaction and Game Design, Visual Communication and their Healthcare Relevance (Kora Kimpel)


Afternoon: Introduction to the project

– Lecture on Healthcare Innovation: AI, Sensors, e-Textiles, Smart Materials, Apps and Health Services (Kora Kimpel)

– Team Building (Project Work)

– Presentation Theme 1–3 which can be selected for the project work: Issues and Objectives (Dauner/Regina Hanke/Kora Kimpel) 

Theme 1: Hospital Hygiene — Speaking Materials

Theme 2: Personalized prevention — Learn About Your Behavior

Theme 3: From Home to Home — The Path From Self-Determined Living to Care


Objectives of Day 1: 

  • Providing an overview of the complex world of healthcare design
  • Tasks and potentials of design
  • Trends in health care
  • Development of own project ideas





– Group work. Apps, Fitbit & Co: Analysis of current health gadgets (Dauner/Kora Kimpel)

– Exercise. Paper prototyping, Wireframing, and MockUps: Methods and tools for the design of digital health services (Dauner)

– Lecture. Cases (Regina Hanke/Kora Kimpel)



– Project work. Thematic work in the groups depending on the topic. An expert will be invited to give a short impulse lecture and to supervise the teams.


Objectives of Day 2:  

  • Teaching methodological skills using case studies
  • Interviews
  • Item-mapping
  • User journey





– Lecture: Cases (Dauner/Regina Hanke)

– Preparation for the presentation (group work): User Journey as Storytelling – Service Design as Wireframe – Solutions as Use Cases



– Presentation of the projects by the teams with feedback (group work)

– Completion and summary 


Objectives of Day 3: 

  • Development of own approaches and entry into project work in the field of healthcare design



Various guests from the field of healthcare and design are invited: from healthcare design experts to digital health care entrepreneurs and researchers in the healthcare sciences. The guests will be announced when they have confirmed the invitation.



Young graduates from the field of design and medicine, agency employees from the field of design.



Paper, Pens, Laptop (if available)



Kora Kimpel is a new-media designer and design consultant. She has worked for various private customers and research projects for many years. She has been a Professor of Interface and Interaction Design at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) since 2004. She was Vice President of the UdK from 2012 to 2015. At present, she is part of the management team of the hybrid platform, a joint project platform of the TU Berlin and the UdK Berlin. As a research scholar, Kora Kimpel investigates the potentials of digital media, from physical computing to generative design modules. Her additional interests include the development of methods and approaches in creative and innovation processes. Since 2009, Kora Kimpel has been cooperating with the Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation in the development of exploratory, user-centered research designs and creativity methods. As part of this cooperation and in her research, Kora Kimpel has carried out various projects in the field of healthcare design, for example in the area of Quantified Self. She has been a member of the board for the German Society for Design Theory and Research (DGTF).

Regina Hanke started her design career in 1995 after studying communication design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. She initially worked with the award-winning design agency The Partners where she learned about how good ideas can generate a 'Market Pull'. Not least due to her experience as "job chef" designer at renowned design agency MetaDesign, she gained insights into processes and functions to lead personnel in charge of Branding and Corporate Design tasks for major international corporations. Today, Regina is the strategic lead for award-winning Lindgrün GmbH with a strong focus on health care. She works with partners in medical research universities and participates in research projects. Her passion is strategic and behavioral design and she continues to foster design understanding across the sectors. She was a member of the board for the International Design Center in Berlin (IDZ) from 2009 to 2013 and is a standing member of the Health Design Network.



Joanna Dauner

Run period:
29.08.2019 – 31.08.2019
Course time:
10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Application Deadline:

Course fee:
EUR 395

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