VCH: Community Engagement Project

Third year students in Emily Carr’s Communication Design program had the opportunity to partner with the Community Engagement Advisory Network (CEAN) to create strategies to enhance the dialogue between the public and Vancouver Coastal Health.


Integral to the HDL’s research methodology, co-creation is an “act of collective creativity” in which the design researcher directly involves the end-user of a product in the design process.

The Launch

In May of 2013, the Health Design Lab officially launched at Emily Carr University. Although this research hub has been operational for some time, the event was an opportunity to introduce people to the work the HDL has been doing, and, to show off the numerous health design products and apps featured in The Show.

UBC Family Medicine Partnership

The Health Design Lab is very pleased to announce a new partnership with the Department of Family Practice at UBC on an exciting new project aimed at providing software support tools for family doctors in their clinical practice.

Partnership with the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility

The Health Design Lab is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM). Hip fractures among the elderly are a significant public health concern due to their frequency; there are about 25,000 hip fractures in Canada per year (with 3,900 in BC alone), and most cases are caused by falls.



Our Partners