Health + Design Lab

“The WHO definition of health as complete wellbeing is no longer fit for purpose given the rise of chronic disease. Machteld Huber and colleagues propose changing the emphasis towards the ability to adapt and self-manage in the face of social, physical, and emotional challenges” (Huber et al., 2011). HEAD (Health + Design Lab) thus focuses on the interface between people and health, developing environments, products and services, promoting health literacy, social inclusion and subjective wellbeing. HEAD develops applied research in multidisciplinary contexts, bringing together design, clinical medicine, psychology, sociology and communication skills.


– to contribute to patient empowerment, assisting them in analysing risks and making choices;
– to promote inclusion;
– to foster health literacy;
– to contribute to health promotion and disease prevention;
- to counteract health misinformation.