Design for Health: The Relationship between Design and Non-communicable Diseases

Abstract

The authors explore the relationship between design and noncommunicable diseases, first by highlighting how design knowledge and practice can have a direct and indirect effect on these diseases. They then review the literature on the link between the physical environment (e.g., dwellings, the neighborhood, cities) and noncommunicable diseases. Last, they illustrate the links between design and noncommunicable diseases by exploring in greater detail how designers and the design of the urban environment can play a positive role in the reduction of noncommunicable diseases.

Keywords

Design, Non-communicable Disease
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Journal

Journal of Health Communication

Authors

BoykoBoyko Christopher Boyko Urban Design and Behaviour, Cities, Digital Technology/Internet of Things, Regeneration, Space and Place, Town Planning, Urban Sustainability, Wellbeing
CooperCooper Rachel Cooper Design Management, Design Policy, Design Thinking, Urban Design, Urban Sustainability, Socially Responsible Design, Design Against Crime, Design & Manufacture