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Stephanie Reem (B.S. Interior '97) Named Board President of AAHID

Stephanie Reem (B.S. Interior Design ’97), a 14-year veteran in the design industry, has been named the president of the board of regents for the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers (AAHID). The diverse organization works to raise awareness of healthcare interior design and advocates for creating environments that promote healing and deliver the best health care. AAHID is recognized by the health care industry as the leading certification board in assessing and qualifying health care interior designers. Reem specializes in both interiors and healthcare interiors, working with the design solutions firm BWBR as a senior interior designer. She has worked on high profile projects including many hospitals and clinics in Minnesota. Reem explained, “As health care design professionals, our responsibility…

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Monday Minute, September 17, 2012: Design and Health

Colleagues,Welcome back!  It’s great to see everyone back on campus, and students in the classroom and halls.  I’m looking forward to another exciting and successful year.While I usually try to welcome everyone back on the first Monday of the semester, last week I had the opportunity to spend a couple days down in Rochester at Mayo’s Transform Symposium.  The annual conference brings together design and health professionals from across the globe, and this year I highlighted the ever-expanding health-related work many of you are addressing here at the College.You can see highlights on D@MN here, and the presentation itself was just made available at Mayo and can be viewed here.  But one of the things that struck me during my…

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Dean Fisher Envisions the Future of Healthcare Design at Transform 2012

Dean Tom Fisher will discuss how research and development at the College of Design is impacting the field of healthcare during the Mayo Clinic Transform Symposium on Tuesday, September 11. The annual event brings together innovators, leaders, designers, entrepreneurs, policy makers and business thinkers to talk about how innovation and design solutions are transforming the experience and delivery of health care.At the College of Design, health – human health, environmental health, community health – are common areas of focus across most of its 8 academic units and 10 research centers. A few examples include:The Metropolitan Design Center and Center for Changing Landscapes work with urban and rural communities to create environments that improve people's health.In the Wearable Product Design…

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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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Voth awarded first place in Scrubbed Into Fashion runway show

Voth.jpgJennifer Voth (Apparel Design) was awarded first place in the Scrubbed Into Fashion runway show that took place in the College of Design’s Rapson Hall courtyard on April 16, 2011. Six student designers each created one couture and one ready to wear garment out of medical scrubs. The designs were modeled by medical students and judged by a panel of industry professionals.

The event was organized by University of Minnesota medical student Phillip Radtke and student group FAB: Fashion & Business. All proceeds from the event were donated to Smile Network International.

U students mix fashion and medicine” by Kathryn Raddatz, Minnesota Daily

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Scrubbed Into Fashion student designers featured on KARE 11 and Twin Cities Live

College of Design students involved in the Scrubbed Into Fashion runway show were featured on KARE 11 on April 9, 2011 and Twin Cities Live on April 14, 2011. The students previewed select designs from their upcoming show scheduled for April 16, 2011 at 7pm in Rapson Hall.

Scrubbed into Fashion is a project runway styled event – brought together by University of Minnesota medical student Phillip Radtke and student group FAB: Fashion & Business – in which student designers from the College of Design have created one couture and one ready to wear garment out of medical scrubs. The designs will be modeled by medical students and judged by a panel of industry professionals. The show will be hosted by apparel designer Chirstopher Straub and interior designer Billie Beson (BS Interior Design, 1998). All proceeds from the event will go to Smile Network International.

The student designers involved in the show include: Jennifer Voth, Senior Apparel Design student; Nicholas Ruffalo, Sophomore Apparel Design student; Laura Henslin, Senior Apparel Design student; Lucie Biros, Sophomore Apparel Design student; Jennifer Krava, 1st year Landscape Architecture graduate student; and Kayla Stycniski, Freshman Pre-Apparel Design student

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Vital Signs: Design Thinking for Healthcare Innovation, Thursday, March 31, 2011

The second annual Design Intersections symposium, Vital Signs: Design Thinking for Healthcare Innovation, will explore the role of design in healthcare innovation, including how design can be used to improve — and, in some cases, reinvent — healthcare systems, delivery, environments, experiences and outcomes. The event is open to the public and sponsored by the College of Design in partnership with Larsen, a Minneapolis-based national design, branding and interactive agency.

Design Intersections takes place 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at the U of M’s Coffman Memorial Union Theater, 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis. The closing “Ellerbe Becket/AECOM Lecture on Healthcare Innovation and Design,” presented by the Center for Spirituality & Healing and free to the public, takes place 4:30-6 p.m. at Coffman Memorial Union’s Campus Club.

Inaugurated in 2010, Design Intersections is an exploratory series of themed, interactive dialogs among designers and representatives from various disciplines discussing the consequences and potential of design-induced change.

For more information — including speakers’ bios, a complete schedule and to register — visit http://intersections.design.umn.edu. The early-bird discount ends Feb. 28, with registration closing on March 24.

UMNews Media Advisory: “U of M’s ‘Design Intersections 2011’ to highlight relationship between design and healthcare

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Martin publishes two articles in Fall 2010 issue of HERD

Caren Martin (Interior Design) has published two articles in the Fall 2010 issue of Health Environments Research and Design Journal (HERD).

“Establishing a Substantial Link Between Human and Environmental Welfare” and an article co-authored with Stefnee J. Trzpuc, “Application of Space Syntax Theory in the Study of Medical-Surgical Nursing Units in Urban Hospitals.”

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