Rise and Design: Designing Health

Friday 11th November, 9.30 - 12.30


If we're lucky we can take our good health for granted, and not give it a second thought. But for some of us, and probably all of us at some point, we rely on someone or something else to keep us healthy.

And like most things around us, they have been carefully designed to do exactly what they need to, and do it well.

So we heard be hearing about some of the different aspects of what being healthy means, from some of those that are working to keep us healthy.

Speakers included - 

Lee Taylor, LDT Design

LDT Design, based in York, design everything from gas detectors to home security systems. But one of their key specialisms is medical and healthcare devices.

Lee will tell us about some of their recent projects, the approach they take, and the particular challenges of creating a product that could save someone's life.

Andre Yeung, NHS Improvement

As well as being a well-loved 74 year old national treasure, the NHS is constantly looking at how to improve itself and the services it offers. From the latest robotic keyhole surgical procedures, to improvements in signage and information, there is always room for improvement

Andre will share a project he's been working on recently, as well as giving us an insight into the improvement process.

Julie Patterson, Octo Design

Product design can sometimes seem like a process of engineering, and connecting together various mechanical components. But of course all products have to meet a need, particularly those with a health related purpose. 

Julie is passionate about the importance of EQ or Emotional Quotient, both in one's personal well-being, and in the creation of products that meet the users emotional as well as physical needs.

Julie will share some of this passion with us.

Supply Chain North East sees four key partners joining forces to work with over 800 businesses between 2018-2021 supporting businesses to identify opportunities in new and existing markets. An integral part of the North East Growth Hub, Supply Chain North East is delivered across the region by RTC North, Generator, North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) and North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC). Supply Chain North East is receiving up to £3,148,514 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.