BIODESIGN: ELIXIR OF INNOVATION
As our world is becoming more complex, more urbanised and more technologically advanced, humanity and our planet are faced with unprecedented, global challenges. To address these challenges, we need to nurture a deeper understanding about how technological progress is linked with the health of our planet and human health. Biodesign achieves this by pushing the frontier of knowledge through an integrative approach that brings together key principles from design and biomedical science. In a world where individuals are becoming more empowered to ensure healthy outcomes, design is now seen as integral to improving medicine and health. Biodesign is a rapidly growing area of education and research that challenges conventional scientific approaches by putting design thinking at the front and centre of the educational experience.
There are often significant differences between how scientists and designers approach problem finding, learning, task completion and ways of communicating.
As designers begin to draw on biology as a material input for achieving better design outcomes, and scientists adopt new approaches to problem finding and solving using design-thinking processes, they are developing unique, game-changing solutions to problems of global significance for individuals, communities and industries.
Join an expert panel including Associate Professor Martin Tomitsch, Director of The Design Lab at the University of Sydney, for a compelling conversation about this exciting new field, and how we can create better health and wellbeing, by design.
Image: “HydroHeal” student design, finalist in the 2018 BioDesign Challenge – Christine Teng, Denis Sylvester, Giselle Gray, Grace Charles, Soomin Lee.