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Overview

With the ageing population and increasing incidence of dementia in Singapore, there has been a marked paradigm shift from a structured regiment of institutionalised care to a more person-centred approach. There is a growing need to understand the concepts of functionality, comfort as well as visual and tactile stimuli for the elderly, and translate these parameters into a conducive healing space.

This 1-day workshop focuses on the participatory design approach that will help you to re-evaluate what it takes to lead and manage the design process for the transformation of eldercare spaces in your own or your client’s organisation.

Hear from speakers and panellists from various design, healthcare and engineering backgrounds who will share approaches, strategies and techniques through work group discussions and panel session. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to draw insights from the design process planning and translate them into action.

 

Panellists

  • Dr Ng Li Ling, Senior Consultant, Psychiatrist, Changi General Hospital
  • Mr Nicholas Merrow-Smith, Honorary Adviser, Society of Interior Designers
  • Ms Marceline Chin, Pumpkin Lab, Advocacy & Membership Group, National Council of Social Services
  • Ms Mizah Rahman, Co-founder, Participate in Design
 

Speakers

  • Associate Professor May Lim, Health & Social Sciences Cluster, Singapore Institute of Technology
  • Assistant Professor Chien Szu-Cheng, Engineering Cluster, Singapore Institute of Technology
 

Supported by

This workshop is supported by Design Singapore Council (DSG), Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) and Society of Interior Designers (SIDS).


Speakers / Trainers

What You’ll Learn

    The Story of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council
  • Creation and development of age-friendly communities
  • Designing a Dementia-friendly Environment
  • Consideration of the Person-Environment-Occupation (PEO) factors when designing space for people with dementia
  • Use of Participatory Design and Pedagogy Behind It
  • Differences between traditional design approach and participatory design approach
  • Use of tangible models and visual boards
  • Discussion Groups
  • Mapping out prior experience with design research methodologies or people-centric approaches and the nature of opportunities that are represented in the ageing population
  • Panel Session
  • Participatory Design Approach
  • The impact of participatory of design approach for the community, healthcare providers and design consultancies
  • What happens after introducing participatory design?
  • Overcoming major performance hurdles and keeping up with expectations

Who Should Attend

  • Architects, interior designers and environmental psychologists who are involved and interested in transforming design spaces in the healthcare industry
  • Healthcare operators and providers, nurses, caregivers and allied healthcare professionals who are involved and interested in creating and making changes in the eldercare environments for a better healing process
 

Advance Preparation Prior to Workshop

Pre-Workshop Exercise

1. Develop a need statement based on a specific observation of the spatial layout at your own or your client’s healthcare facility. Examples of needs that have been used in the past workshops are as broad as the design of a facility space or as specific as a need within a product redesign (e.g. for rehabilitation or therapy)

2. Evaluate the needs objectively in order of priority to determine the most desirable and feasible need at our own or your client’s facility

3. Develop the customer criteria to support this need. The criteria should consist of not more than 5 “must-have” and not more than 5 “good-to-have”

Your presentation for sharing should include:

  • The observation of the spatial layout at your own or your client’s facility
  • The most important need statement based on that observation
  • The customer criteria that outlines the desired target state at your own or your client’s facility with as many specifics as possible
  • Information on how you have attempted to address this issue using your current resources and the requirements set by your own or your client’s organisation. Please share what are the barriers and the approaches you have taken or intend to take to overcome these challenges

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend 100% of the course

Schedule

8:30am Registration Speakers

Session 1

How We Got Here?

9:15am

The Story of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council

- Creation and development of age-friendly communities

Robert Wong, Project Development Director, Hong Kong Sheng Kong Hui Welfare Council

10:00am

Designing a Dementia-friendly Environment

- Consideration of the Person-Environment-Occupation (PEO) factors when designing space for people with dementia

Associate Professor May Lim, Health & Social Sciences Cluster, Singapore Institute of Technology

10:30am

Tea Break and Activity

- Sharing of pre-workshop exercise

Session 2

Discovery using a Design Approach

11:00am

Use of Participatory Design and Pedagogy Behind It

- Differences between traditional design approach and participatory design approach

- Use of tangible models and visual boards

Robert Wong, Project Development Director, Hong Kong Sheng Kong Hui Welfare Council

12:30pm

Lunch and Discussion Groups

- Mapping out prior experience with design research methodologies or people-centric approaches and the nature of opportunities that are represented in the ageing population

1:30pm Presentation: Group Reports and Key Ideas

Session 3

Sharing Experiences

2:00pm

Panel Session - Participatory Design Approach

- The impact of participatory of design approach for the community, healthcare providers and design consultancies

- What happens after introducing participatory design?

- Overcoming major performance hurdles and keeping up with expectations 

Panellists:

Dr Ng Li Ling, Senior Consultant, Psychiatrist, Changi General Hospital

Nicholas Merrow-Smith, Honorary Adviser,  Society of Interior Designers

Marceline Chin, Advocacy & Membership Group, Pumpkin Lab, National Council of Social Services 

Mizah Rahman, Co-founder, Participate in Design 

Moderator:

Assistant Professor Agnes Xue, Design & Specialised Businesses Cluster, Singapore Institute of Technology

Robert Wong, Project Development Director, Hong Kong Sheng Kong Hui Welfare Council

3:30pm

Tea Break

Session 4

Involving Specialists

3:45pm

Human Centric Lighting for Eldercare Spaces

- Design development and construction, colour and contrast, translation of seniors' aspirations and needs into the built outcomes

Assistant Professor Chien Szu-Cheng, Engineering Cluster, Singapore Institute of Technology

4:30pm

Workshop Summary

5:00pm

End of Workshop

Fees

Before GST Includes Gst
Workshop Fees $395.00 $422.65

Notes:

  • GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • Workshop participants will each receive one copy of the following books:
    • 筑动耆迹(养老服务项目建筑设计参考手册): Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council
    • Designing with People and not for just People: A Publication by P!D: Mizah Rahman and Jan Lim
    • Looking to the Future: Designing and Managing Residential Facilities for People with Dementia: A publication supported by the Agency for Integrated Care

What Industry Experts Say

"Architects are not only serving those with resources, but also the poor and the underprivileged." – ​Robert Wong, Project Development Director, Hong Kong Sheng Kong Hui Welfare Council

Participatory design provides for more effective understanding and framing of issues.  In the social service sector, we are continually looking for better outcomes for our service users and participatory design facilitates this.” – Marceline Chin, Advocacy & Membership Group, Pumpkin Lab, National Council of Social Services (NCSS)

When we consider the goal of any remodeling project, we ask to see measurable benefits for the time, cost and effort expelled. Measuring patient falls, errors in medication, man-days lost through work related injuries, staff turnover etc. are statistics that are commonly gathered. We know we are seeking a transformation of the home - the environment, but ultimately it’s the residents, staff and visitor who we seek to transform, rather than just the fabric of the building. Have we dared to measure emotional wellbeing as expressed in the experiences of the residents?” – Nicholas Merrow-Smith, Honorary Adviser, Society of Interior Designers (SIDS)

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, Academic Plaza, ACE Room, 10 Dover Drive, Singapore 138683
Time 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Date 17 Nov 2017 (Fri)
Registration is Closed.

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