/ Knowledge Mobilization and Exchange
Dec. 8th 11:30am-12:30pm (EST)
Health Design Studio at OCAD University is organizing an online seminar series of learning exchange sessions on Opioid/Overdose response. These sessions will include presentations and facilitated discussion.
We aim to:
The third online seminar of the series will be on December 8th, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (EST).
Speakers will share their learning and practice-based experiences with opioid/overdose response through knowledge mobilization and exchange strategies. The speakers will share insights on implementation successes and challenges, and ways to redesign/adapt future strategies. Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions for the presenters at time of registration and during the online seminar.
Research area: evidence-based information design principles and practices, applying information design theories and practice to health care scenarios, especially in underrepresented populations for social good.
Gillian Harvey (MA, CGD) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art & Design at the University of Alberta, where she teaches design theory, research and practice to both undergraduate and graduate students.
Harvey’s research and practice include evidence-based information design principles and practices. She prioritizes the simplification of complex information in order to make it understandable for people. She advocates for understanding diverse audiences and the importance of user-centred design. Harvey’s recent work is in the development of communication materials that assist with health research, in particular how information design theories and practice can be applied to health care scenarios especially in underrepresented populations and for social good.
Harvey is a professional member of International Institute of Information Design (IIID) and a World Region Representative for Canada. She is a Certified Graphic Designer (CGD) from the Graphic Designers of Canada, Alberta North Chapter. She is also the president of the Edmonton Wayfinding Society in Edmonton, Alberta and an IIID World Region Representative. She became an elected Research Fellow of the Communication Research Institute (CRI), Australia, January 2020 amd an Elected Member of the Design Network for Emergency Management (DNEM), November 2017 to present.
Nadia Beyzaei is the Manager of the Health Design Lab at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Nadia is a designer and researcher
working in the spaces of health and community engagement, as well as Sessional Faculty in the Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media.
During her 8 years at BC Children's Hospital Research Institute, Nadia worked on a range of behavioural health research projects, including UX/UI projects which aim to improve access to care, and service design projects across clinics at BC Children's Hospital. Her multidisciplinary background in science, design and health research equally inform her participatory design-focused research practice, approach to social innovation projects, and interest in making complex topics accessible and approachable through visual and strategic design.
Research area: sexual health, sexual violence, feminism, harm reduction, substance use, public health, student education, awareness, advocacy.
Sarah Crawford is the Sexual Violence Prevention and Harm Reduction Coordinator at Algonquin College. Sarah has a Master of Public Health (Sexology), from Curtin University. Sarah manages Algonquin College’s Harm reduction strategy: The Umbrella Project which provides programming and training on harm reduction, and safer substance use. Sarah has worked as a public health educator for over 10 years.
Sarah will be presenting the AC Umbrella Project. This project focuses on creating a safer space on campus to discuss the impact of the use of alcohol and other drugs. It focuses on helping students reduce problematic effects, and provides training, workshops, awareness, and support services for students and employees. We provide a physical peer support space called “The Beacon” for students to drop in, as well as group programming with our partnership with Community Addiction Peer Support Association (CAPSA).
Dr. Kate Sellen
Dr. Kate Sellen is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Design at OCAD U and a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Health Design. She is Director of the Health Design Studio at OCAD U. While at OCAD Kate has served on several program committees as well as university-wide committees and initiatives and several hiring committees. Kate was the Inaugural Director of the Health Design Master's Program.
Kate spent her early career as an interaction designer leading design research, digital strategy, and interaction design in the private sector. She now works on bringing an inclusive and interdisciplinary design approach to healthcare design challenges. Much of her work focuses on design for patient safety in safety critical/high sensitivity topics, including the dosing, ordering, tapering and management of opiates, communication at end-of-life, and the issuing and delivery of blood units for surgery. She has previously held positions at the University of Toronto's Technology for Aging Gracefully Lab, Knowledge Media Design Institute, and AT&T.
"My research broadly addresses design thinking and human factors for challenges in healthcare with a focus on resilience and creativity in innovation for safety critical and distributed healthcare. My research aligns with healthcare system goals of enhancing the efficient delivery of healthcare, preventing iatrogenic events, and assisting patients and home caregivers to effectively manage home care. Addressing these goals necessitates a human centred approach to design and research, sensitivity to healthcare as a system, knowledge of emerging and current technology trends, and attention to potential barriers and facilitators to leading innovation and change."
Maryam Mallakin is a design researcher and health designer focusing on both medical and health domains. Her cross-disciplinary experience in Health Science and Design, includes academic degrees and professional practice in anesthesiology, microbiology, environmental design, and health design. Maryam holds a Master of Design in Design for Health, which has enabled her to converge her specialized and interdisciplinary academic and professional experience into the health-related domains of scholarly interest and research. Her primary field of research and design interest lies at the intersection of mental and physical health and the intervention design of healthcare systems, services, products, and processes, particularly in the context of public health. Maryam is a Research Associate at the Health Design Studio, OCAD University.