She Ji Theme Issue: Design and Public Health

André Nogueira, Ph.D., Patrick Whitney, and Carlos Teixeira, Ph.D., are guest editors of the Design and Public Health Theme Issue for the She Ji: The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation. This Issue invites contributions to explore how design and public health can complement each other in enabling the well-being of people, organizations, and the natural environment. She Ji is a peer-reviewed, trans-disciplinary design journal that provides a unique forum to…

Learning Ecology: an emerging network of learners expanding ecological literacy

In February 2021, thirty-five people who are dedicating their lives, time, insights, passion, and money to conserving natural systems and wildlife were joined by fifteen designers and other innovators involved with organizational change. They were assembled for a “design sprint” on Zoom to explore how design frameworks and methods could help various organizations informally linked by their purpose enhance conservation efforts in a changing world. Collectively known as the Conservation…

Project explores pandemic life through a design lens

Karen Feldscher, Professor Whitney, and Professor Nogueria have a conversation about the D-Lab’s project Whole Life: Designing Life After Covid-19. This article is part of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s News, which highlights the current research being conducted by faculty and students. To read the full article, please click here.

Rethinking WHO: Students see a bigger role for frontline health workers

Students from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and across the University came together at the Harvard iLab over the fall semester of 2017 for an innovative new course—Design of Social Innovation. While some may have thought of “design” as the process of creating a building or smartphone, by the end of the course, they realized that they could utilize design to tackle large, ambiguous problems in public health.…