How design can facilitate patient and citizen led healthcare innovations? How can we engage people in contributing to the fight to global health challenges through digital technologies and participatory approaches? The lecture will introduce to the key concepts and methodologies developed within the research project MakeAware SPEARHEAD aiming at testing and scaling up new models for fighting the phenomenon of antimicrobial resistance through civic participation and data. From the science of the superbugs and of the antibiotic consumption to the use of data visualisations and digital stories, the lecture will showcase the results of the two years program of experimental workshops and engage the audience in interacting and sharing their perspective and experiences.
Serena Cangiano, Ph.D., is Head of the Digital Fabrication Lab at SUPSI University. Driven by creativity and entrepreneurship, Serena instigates and delivers research and industry projects at the intersection between design, technology and digital making. Born in Italy and based in Switzerland, she is a researcher-designer-entrepreneur employing open design methods to develop digital interactive projects as well as educational experiences for creative innovators. At SUPSI University in Switzerland, she founded and directs the Digital Fabrication and Open Innovation Lab, a space for fostering digital skills and transformative digital processes in design and architecture.
She is co-founder of Ethafa Design Innovation, a studio focusing on innovative educational experiences and products for the next generation of digital makers. She teaches multimodal experience design at MA in Interaction Design SUPSI where she also curates the series MAInD Expanding Talks and the transfer from research to education and viceversa. As designer, her work has been exhibited at Seoul Architecture Biennale, Swiss Institute in Milan, Centre Pasquart. As principal investigator, she is currently working on the research project Makeaware Spearhead funded by Innosuisse Flagship Program and focusing on the civic engagement on global health challenges.