Graduate Studies

Design for Health (MDes)

The Master of Design (MDes) in Design for Health program teaches students to become experts in the fast-growing area of health design. Nearly every aspect of health care needs design expertise, including systems, service, program and product design. As more inclusive healthcare policies and practices are developed, a wide range of health challenges are explored including the need for inclusive physical spaces, the emergence of pandemics and the rapid growth of digital health and telehealth delivery.
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Lawrence Ly
Lawrence Ly

Design for Health (MDes)

Lawrence Ly

“I'm passionate about exploring how visual communication can reframe social and healthcare challenges to shape a better, more inclusive world. During my time at OCAD, I focused on understanding healthy aging to improve care experiences for older... More

Nita Lakhani
Nita Lakhani

Design for Health (MDes)

Nita Lakhani

“As a former patient navigating the healthcare system, I know that current experiences are suboptimal and that patients and caregivers are not always invited to engage in transformational change. My goal is to leverage patient, caregiver and... More

Amanda McCusker
Amanda McCusker

Design for Health (MDes)

Amanda McCusker

“How might we encourage more women to be physically active? This was the question that guided much of my research and project focus during my studies in Design for Health. Taking a systems approach to understanding this problem I found a possible... More

Buyikunmioluwa Saliu
Buyikunmioluwa Saliu

Design for Health (MDes)

Buyikunmioluwa Saliu

Sylvia Szkudlarek
Sylvia Szkudlarek

Design for Health (MDes)

Sylvia Szkudlarek

Pearl Hung
Pearl Hung

Design for Health (MDes)

Pearl Hung