Bringing design and health promotion closer together has the potential to do women and everyone better by considering the locations — social and physical — in which sex influences health and wellbeing and consciously designing situations that improve it. As we celebrate this International Women’s Day, it is worth considering ways to make sex and gender more conscious in our work and how we might design for both at a foundational level.
Tackling HIV/AIDS has been made easier and more successful not by individual change, but by a social movement. A similar movement is needed for mental health and taking a systems approach to it is one way to get the ball rolling.
The iPad’s visual interface provides an opportunity to engage a whole group of people who are shut out of computing: namely those with low literacy levels. The ability to promote literacy and engagement may be true the killer app (delivery system).