LEaRN@Home - Design for Health & Wellbeing is out!

Welcome to the first interview of the LEaRN@Home series.  Today’s LEaRN@home discussion considers how design can support the health and wellbeing of children and teachers in schools.

LEaRN@Home Series

In March 2020 when we first transitioned into this new mode of learning and working that we're now - more or less - quite familiar with, we started the LEaRN@Home Initiative. Through this, we hope to bring to you some of the necessary conversations as we navigate through the challenges of remote learning and teaching and transition back to physical learning environments, experienced during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

We had a great conversation with our guests, Professor Dianne Vella-Brodrick, Ken-Yi Fong and Simon Goodrich in this first interview, focussing on the concept of design for health and wellbeing.


With great thanks to our speakers in this inaugural episode:

  • Dianne Vella-Brodrick, a registered psychologist, is Professor in Positive Psychology for the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. Dianne was the inaugural Director of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program when it began in 2013.
  • Ken-Yi Fong is the Wellness Consulting Leader for Arup Australasia. Ken-Yi is also a WELL Accredited Professional and is passionate about research in the cross-linked fields of acoustics, built environment design, wellness and staff happiness. He also leads the commercial research activities for Arup Australasia in the areas of acoustics.
  • Simon Goodrich co-founded the Melbourne-based firm of Portable and is Partner and Managing Director. Simon specialises in co-design strategies and UX (user experience) design. He sits on the Health Informatics Association of Australia, driving their Innovation portfolio and is a member of the Flexible Learning Advisory Group for the Federal Government.



This video has been produced under CC BY 4.0.

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