Building capacity to address global health risks

POC design for SDGs 3d

Building capacity to address global health risks

What can be done to better prepare design students for the needs of a society in pandemic? Could a course focused on these issues build the needed capacity to overcome today’s and tomorrow’s health risks?

Strengthening early warning and reducing risks

Yonsei University’s students are designing products, services and systems that contribute to achieving the SDGs 3d: strengthening the capacity of all countries, and in particular developing countries, to establish early warning systems, reduce the risks and improve the management of national and global health risks. More specifically, they’re designing to help people overcome the COVID-19 (and future pandemics), slowdown the outbreak and enhance treatment of diseases in South Korea. 

Expected outcomes and effects

Students are working in teams to develop a series of different ideas, ranging from masks that are easier to wear and maintain, to a map displaying disinfected shops, to an app that notifies vaccination schedules, etc. The visual outcomes include storyboards and schemes, diagrams and idea sketches of products and app screens. While it is a rather short project that is being carried out by fresher students, it is a good exercise and represents a real motivation for the students willing to design something meaningful and useful for the world.

  • Porteurs de projet/Project holders : Yonsei University DESIS Lab
  • Designers : étudiant et professeurs du DESIS Lab, Yonsei University DESIS Lab students and professors