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Extension Block Grants Fund Applied Research and Outreach

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016-2018 Extension Block Grants! To support and deepen the integration between University of Minnesota Extension and the College of Design, Extension funds these two-year grants for projects that collaboratively contribute to its applied research goals. The following College of Design proposals were selected for funding for the next two years: Designing Learning Environments to Foster Academic Success […]

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Designing for Autism Spectrum Disorder

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 68 children in the United States has autism spectrum disorder. This spring, Abimbola Asojo and Tina Patel‘s sophomore interior design studio worked with local design firm Perkins + Will and autism service provider Fraser to learn more about designing for those on the autism spectrum. When Perkins + Will […]

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Designing a Smarter Compression Garment

Wearable technology has scores of potential health applications beyond fitness trackers. Brad Holschuh and Lucy Dunne (both Apparel Design) are paving the way to their development. This spring, Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics, a research collaborative between the U, Mayo Clinic, and the State of Minnesota, awarded Holschuh and Dunne a grant to develop a smart compression garment. […]

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Center for Design in Health Shares Multimillion-Dollar Grant

The University of Minnesota's Center for Design in Health, Mayo Clinic, Phillips Research North America and the United States Critical Illness and Injury Trials Group have been awarded more than $16 million from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to improve critical care for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries in intensive care units (ICU). Data show that 27 percent of such Medicare beneficiaries face preventable treatment errors due to information overload among ICU providers.The organizations will use cloud-based technology to help prevent medical errors by improving and standardizing clinical decision making, enhancing patient monitoring and better implementing quality metrics."The Center for Design in Health at the University of Minnesota looks forward to collaborating on the important problem of designing…

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New Report Highlights Positive Impact Interior Design has on Public Health, Safety and Welfare

Based on research led by internationally renowned Interior Design Professors Denise Guerin and Caren Martin, six leading interior design organizations (ASID, CIDA, IDC, IDEC, IIDA, NCIDQ) released "a seminal industry research report" last week that "highlights a growing body of evidence that supports the positive impact of interior design on public health, safety and welfare." The entire comprehensive report also includes a series of recommendations and a roadmap for advancing the interior design profession. To read the announcement, please click here. For more information about the report, visit the Interior Design Profession's Body of Knowledge website at www.idbok.org. Rooted in their latest book, The State of the Interior Design Profession, last week Guerin and Martin also participated in an event…

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Introducing Architecture Professor William Conway's Book: Everyday Spaces of Healthcare

Everyday Spaces of Healthcare is a new collection of case studies by College of Design architecture Professor William F. Conway, FAIA. In the book, Professor Conway reviews problems and possibilities facing designers and clients in a select series of contemporary healthcare facilities. His case studies introduce readers to innovative approaches to four familiar territories: gardens, pathways, waiting areas, and retail environments. The research recognizes the benefits that can accrue from attention to them, and presents findings for those in the healthcare design industry. Conway is also the principal at Conway+Schulte Architects. The project was funded by a research grant from the Thomas Horty Healthcare Design and Build Fund, Conway+Schulte Architects, and the College of Design. More information on the…

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