Director, Health Design Lab
Caylee Raber is the Director of the Health Design Lab and responsible for the development, growth and leadership of the lab. Within this role, she develops collaborative relationships with community partners, related labs and academic institutions, while leading the formation and execution of research and design projects.
Caylee’s research practice is centred in participatory design research methods for collaboration with diverse populations in the conceptualization, development and implementation of new social services, experiences and programs related to health. Through participatory and co-design methods her research seeks to ensure that people have the ability to not only inform, but shape their future experiences. She is interested in further exploring how designers can work collaboratively with community to advance health equity and research engagement by people with lived experience. Past work has included collaboration with: children with learning differences, autism and neurodevelopmental disabilities; older adults and seniors including people with dementia; and Indigenous communities.
Caylee also teaches in the Faculty of Design and Dynamic Media as a sessional instructor and supports the Master of Design Program as an Internal Reviewer for student thesis projects. From a teaching and learning perspective, Caylee is interested in exploring pedagogical approaches that include community-based experiential learning. Caylee holds a Master of Design from Emily Carr University of Art and Design and Bachelor degree in Industrial Design.