Design For Health Vol 5 issue 1 Apr 2021, edited by Paul Chamberlain

Design For Health
Title: Design for Health, Vol 5 issue 1
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
Published:Three issues per year

In the first issue of the year, Design For Health purposely presents a collection of papers that exemplify the diversity of approaches and applications in design and health.

This issue presents papers adopting more traditional quantitative studies alongside positioning papers that don’t necessary present answers but raise and encourage debate on important emerging issues and potential new spaces for research within this broad field of enquiry.

The global relevance and interest is evident; papers come from Canada, Spain, New Zealand, the Netherlands and the UK.

The issue includes two papers co-authored by researchers from Lab4Living. Claire Craig et al. reflect on approaches to ethics for researchers working in health contexts in  ‘Development of an Ethical Road Map’. Chris Redford is a co-author on Powell et al.’s paper evaluating a ‘…Co-designed prototype psychoeducational activity book for seven- to eleven-year-olds with ADHD The issue also includes a paper on Digital sovereignty by Pierri and Herlo. This is the first of several papers resulting from the 5th Design4Health conference which would have taken place in Amsterdam in 2020.

In his editorial Transformation of health …. and design?’, Paul Chamberlain notes that this issue presents research undertaken both preceding and during the COVID pandemic. It is important to reflect on whether approaches and methods are still relevant, have changed due to the pandemic, and where we might be experiencing a transitional moment where design research in health will change significantly.

Design For Health is published three times per year by Taylor & Francis Online.