Dr. Guillermina Noël is a design researcher and educator. She is the new Head of the Bachelor Design Management, International. She is proud to join the DMI team, a community of scholars dedicated to excellence in education for the benefit of society.
Guillermina applies a human-centred, evidence-based, and outcomes-oriented approach to design. Prior to joining the Lucerne University of Applied Arts & Sciences, Guillermina was a human-centred designer at the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta, Canada. Guillermina works with multidisciplinary health teams to improve care practices (Quality Improvement) or transferring and implementing health research into practice to influence every day decisions (Knowledge Translation/Adoption of innovation).
Guillermina is the Director of the Health Design Network; a platform to enable health design professionals to exchange knowledge.The Network is an initiative supported by the International Institute for Information Design (IIID), with headquarters in Austria. She is also a member of the Editorial Board of Information Design Journal, and Advisory Board Member Master Design Hochschule Luzern.
Guillermina believes the value of design is neither just in the methodology, nor just in the making of tools, but also in helping teams deal with uncertainty. Uncertainty helps us to actively seek understanding, we keep on looking and we keep on trying different courses of action.
Guillermina sees the design process as a continuing series of steps to gain understanding. In design we not only iterate ideas and prototypes, we most importantly iterate understanding. She believes that in design we learn about the world through action and through action we change it.