• Bringing design thinking to end of life care

    This conference celebrates 50 years of the hospice movement, whilst simultaneously recognizing that society, care services, the public and professionals will all need to work quite differently to ensure that people die well in the future.

    Ivor Williams, Senior Designer at the Helix Centre, will contextualise the Helix Centre's end-of-life projects amongst the studio’s other work, and explore their human-centred design methodology that underpins their approach.

    He will frame some of their projects to date, particularly around emergency care and advance care planning, within a larger theme around the role design can play in end-of-life care innovation.

    Responding to the challenge of ‘radical change’ he will pose questions about the role of technology and design in hospice care, asking: how can radical human-centred design shape hospice care in the 21st century?