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Simon Bowen

Design Research Fellow, UCHD
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As Design Research Fellow in UCHD, Simon develops and applies methods for designing with people rather than designing for them, involving the users and providers of health services.

Simon has a research background in design and since 2003 has been developing participatory methods for producing designs that are both innovative and human-centred. In 2009 he was awarded a PhD for the methodology he developed to support these methods, which has been applied in diverse projects with colleagues from Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Sheffield and the University of Leeds. Simon has subsequently been invited to lead seminars on this work in Norway, Denmark and Belgium.

Health services were a new field for Simon but, as an area where the many different people affected must be considered and where innovation is needed to deal with increasing change, one where his work on participatory innovation has particular relevance.

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Latest downloads

2013 RCN Research Conference
Dan attended this conference in Belfast and the poster he presented is now available for download.

Participatory Innovation Conference (PINC) 2011
Andy presented at the Participatory Innovation Conference (PINC) 2011 in Sønderborg, Denmark

Short Paper at the Participatory Design Conference 2010
UCHD will be presenting a short paper at the Participatory Design Conference 2010 in Sydney.

Design Research Conference, Spokane, Washington
Matt and Andy presented to the Design Research Conference in Spokane, Washington direct from Sheffield via a live weblink.

Presentation at CLAHRC 2010 Knowledge Exchange Event
Simon and Mark presented on “Co-designing Better Health” at the CLAHRC-SY knowledge exchange event in Sheffield.

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