Design for Health, Wellness, Aging and Inclusion
Jan 17
Jan 26 2020
Exhibition

In this exhibition, OCAD U Industrial Design students explore investigative, people-first, ground-up ways to better design our world, and consider how those approaches recognize and facilitate our personal, physical and mental diversity. We use design to destigmatize, rethink and reframe health less in terms of addressing medical deficits and more in terms of supporting cultural and social models of support, care, well-being and aging.

The exhibition presents student work in relation to three different health challenges. The first student project showcases a collaboration with Baycrest Health Sciences in response to supporting people living with dementia and their care providers. The second student project, in collaboration with Beverley School is a response to the challenge of how to support the learning of Elementary school age children with special needs. The third student project is done in collaboration with the Safe Haven Project for Community Living and presents a response to the needs of young adults with complex disabilities for social inclusion.

Participants
OCADU Industrial Design for Health and Wellness class, Fall 2019, Professors Angelika Seeschaaf-Veres, Beverly Dywan, Ranee Lee, Job Rutgers, in collaboration with Baycrest Health Sciences Anna Grinberg and Baycrest Innovation Office (Alexandra Mogadam & Ran Manor), CoDesign (Connie Chisholm and Kirsten White) & St Clements School, Safe Haven Project for Community Living. Please note that all the project have received OCAD U Research Ethics Board approvals 101369, 2019-17, 101086.
Acknowledgements
Design for Health, Wellness, Aging and Inclusion
Design for Health, Wellness, Aging and Inclusion
"Cradle" teaset for people living with arthritis. Award Winning Design by Paolo Aguila (2016)
Design for Health, Wellness, Aging and Inclusion
Toothbrush that includes hand exercises for people living with arthritis. Design by Melody Gamble (2016)
Design for Health, Wellness, Aging and Inclusion
Grip Assist for paint brushes for children with special needs. Design by Millie Chen (2017). Photography: Joseph Ahn
Design for Health, Wellness, Aging and Inclusion
Shaver to support different dexterity levels of people living with arthritis. Design Terry Popik (2013)