Design For Health Vol 4 issue 2 Sep 2020, edited by Claire Craig

DFH 4 2
Title: Design for Health, Vol 4 issue 2
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Online
Editor-in-chief:Prof Paul Chamberlain, Sheffield Hallam University
Co-editor:Dr Claire Craig, Lab4Living, Sheffield Hallam University
Co-editor:Prof Paul Atkinson, Sheffield Hallam University
Assistant editor:Kirsty Christer, Sheffield Hallam University
Print ISSN:2473-5132
Online ISSN: 2473-5140

In the second issue of the year, Design For Health journal editor Prof Claire Craig reflects on the changing world around us, and how the pandemic is shifting the focus and priorities of practitioners and researchers in health and design as well as affecting us all as individuals. In her editorial ‘Context is Everything‘, she also questions whether the research we thought was relevant yesterday is still as relevant today, and finds that when viewed through the lens of COVID-19, the papers in this current issue are highly relevant to the new reality.

Important themes of death, grief and relationships are explored in several of the papers in this issue. Once again, several papers focus on complexity and navigating the waters of interdisciplinary collaboration. Finally, two papers relate case studies exploring realising the application and adoption of research in real-world products.

The issue closes with a Call for Papers for a special themed issue of Design For Health’s sister publication The Design Journal, also published by Taylor & Francis Online. The theme of the special issue is The Value of Design-driven Entrepreneurship will be especially relevant for those working in service design for health and citizen-centred design.

Design For Health was launched by Sheffield Hallam University and Taylor & Francis Online in 2016. It continues to grow, with article download figures almost doubling since the same period in 2019 (Q1 2019-2020) and a change from two to three issues per year in 2020. Details of how to subscribe or submit are at Design for Health.