Design Literacy in Health and Technology Education
In the upcoming 31st Design Literacy International Network talk, Professor Arild Berg will discuss Design Literacy in Health and Technology Education. He will focus on how the concept of the Design Literacy has informed development of a new interdisciplinary master course in health and technology. The Faculty of Technology, Art and Design at Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet) introduced this degree programme in 2023.
Arild will discus the concerns of the team around the high ideals when planning the planning programme and the practical realities at of implementing the programme. A specific focus will be on the role of design and design literacy when designers meet other professionals from occupational therapy, biomedicine, radiography, and artificial intelligence. Design thinking was used in the making of the courses and was also learning outcomes from the programme. User perspectives concerned both patients, health professionals and other participants related to a variety of topics in health and technology.
Arild will base his talk on a paper presented at the ‘Interdisciplinary Design Educations’ track of the Design Research Society’s (DRS) international conference 2021 Learn X Design. Engage with ideas of design literacy in the making of such a new interdisciplinary master course in health and technology established in 2023 at OsloMet – the high ideals and the practical realities.
Arild Berg is Professor in Artistic Research in the field design, applied art and art in the Department of Product Design. His expertise is in product design, architectural ceramics, and methods for participation and communication through the aesthetics of materiality. He was project leader in establishing the interdisciplinary PhD Program ‘Engineering Science‘. He is the Norwegian coordinator for the Creative Europe project Craft Hub, led by Irish Carlow Craft Council. Arild Berg is also Adjunct Professor at Dpt. of Art, Faculty of Education, Arts and Sports, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. He focuses on research collaboration between professional practitioners for cross disciplinary innovation.
Berg A, Groth C, Medola F, Sellen K. Co-creation of Interdisciplinary Design Educations. Volume 2 Proceedings of the DRS LEARN X DESIGN 2021 6th International Conference for Design Education Researchers 24–26 September 2021 Jinan, China Engaging with Challenges in Design Education: Design Research Society; 2021. p. 476-8.Retrieved from https://dl.designresearchsociety.org/learnxdesign/learnxdesign2021/editorial/1/
Berg A, Johansen S, Lund A, Riegler MA and Andersen JM. A Salutogenic Approach for Collaboration in Health and Technology in Health Promotion – Principles and Approaches. IntechOpen; 2023. Available from: https://www.intechopen.com/online-first/87327
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