Empowering people and communities in their lives.
Enabling an upgrade in prevention, wellbeing, health, care and support.
Person-centred design in health care & education.
Person-centred design is about exploring what our partners and their users want, developing an understanding of their perceived, unperceived and unarticulated needs, as well as to understand what an engaged partner looks like.
> At Health District, we believe in the process of truly reflecting on our work and its impact on the users.
> We create value by understanding what kind of work our partners require of us to improve societal outcomes and improve lives.
We believe that design-thinking is about the way one leads, manages, creates and innovates.
> We apply design way of thinking to managing all our projects and initiatives, including, systems, services, procedures, protocols, guidelines, customer / user experiences, knowledge translation, etc.
> Ultimately, we believe that the purpose of applying design-thinking to managing our projects is to improve the quality of life for people and outcomes for our partners.
Translating design-thinking into practice.
We apply person-centred design to all aspects of our project management, while adopting the following principles:
• engaging our partners and their users, including patients and their families, in understanding their needs.
• including appropriateness as key concept within the fundamental design of the initiatives undertaken.
• ensuring projects designed are contextual, affordable, adaptable and scalable — thereby promoting appropriateness, as well as implementation and adoption.
• undertaking an integrated, cross-disciplinary, community-focused approach to projects design — structuring plans around individuals and their communities.
Why apply design-thinking to managing projects?
Design-thinking is an approach used to solve complex problems, and find desirable solutions for clients.
A design mindset is not problem-focused — it's solution focused and action oriented — towards creating a preferred future.
Design-thinking draws upon logic, imagination, intuition, and systemic reasoning, to explore possibilities of what could be — and to create desired outcomes that benefit the end-users.