BC Children’s Hospital & Simon Fraser University: Sleep/Wake Behaviours App

The Health Design Lab, with funding from Kids Brain Health Network, collaborated with Investigators from the Sleep/Wake Behaviour Clinic and Research Lab at BC Children’s Hospital and Simon Fraser University on their “Sleep/ Wake Application (SWAPP)” for children with various neurodevelopmental conditions.


Integral to the Health Design Lab’s research process and methodology, co-creation is the creative act of making, telling and enacting, wherein designers prompt participants to interpret and answer ambiguous questions; discuss problems; describe future experiences, concerns or opportunities; make artifacts or “things”; and create prototypes.

Pacific Autism Family Network: ASD Research in BC

Carrying on from the success of our collaboration in 2015/16 the Pacific Autism Family Network Foundation and The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research again partnered with the Health Design Lab at Emily Carr during the 2016/17 school year along with BCIT, UBC, UVic, and BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute for a project bringing researchers and families together for co-creation workshops.



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