School of Design
MRes Healthcare & Design (MRes)
The MRes Healthcare Design is an innovative two-year ‘burst mode’ programme hosted in collaboration with Imperial College London and the Helix Centre at St Mary’s hospital in Paddington and builds on more than 50 years of healthcare design and research at the RCA. This partnership brings together a wide range of professional expertise in healthcare ranging from industrial, product, fashion, textile and UI/UX designers to surgeons, GPs, therapists, anthropologists, architects and scientists.
Covid-19 had a major impact in reducing our access to healthcare environments for our design research projects and a number of our students and colleagues at Imperial who had to redirect their attention to take on frontline duties.
Our projects this year have taken on a wide range of crucial issues at the heart of current and future healthcare issues including; ‘Who heals the healer?’ tackling the high burn-out rate for junior doctors, ‘Potentia’ which looks at how we can include dementia sufferers in researching and developing new AI products, ‘Dedalyx’ which redesigns robotic training using a human centred approach and ‘Relationships of the artificial’ which looks at the ethics and issues of AI in the future of healthcare.
Above image: Blanca Rivera Fernandez, Dedalyx