This edited volume is about the application of design-led approaches for developing interventions that have the intention of addressing real-world issues and problems.

The book documents the realities of developing and designing interventions for real people, in a real-world context. The topics covered in the book are multi-disciplinary, and include examples from health and wellbeing, education, and agriculture. The contributors provide open and honest accounts of the challenges and restrictions, highlighting the positive impact that can be gained from involving stakeholders as key voices in the intervention development process. These case studies suggest underpinning methodologies that will support the formalisation of these design-led approaches, permitting the formation of robust frameworks in the future.

The book will be of interest to scholars working in design, design research, intervention design, co-design, user-centred design, service design, digital design, digital healthcare, and evidence-based design.

part I|12 pages

Overview / introduction

chapter 1|10 pages

Introduction – using design-led approaches to design with people

An overview of the realities in practice
BySarah Morton

part II|183 pages

Design-led approaches for intervention development

part Section A|98 pages

Design-led health interventions

chapter 2|17 pages

Person-centred technology for independent living

Designing individualised participation-focused interventions
ByDuncan Pentland, Julie King, Gail Carin-Levy

chapter 3|13 pages

Co-designed or evidence-based? Developing digital self-management interventions for long-term conditions

ByClaire McCallum, Miglena Campbell, Kate Hackett, John Vines

chapter 4|9 pages

Targeted Design for a Specialist Working Population

How Farm Vets Inform the Design of Web-based Interventions That Support Coping
ByKate Lamont, Andrew Duncan

chapter 5|14 pages

Take a stand for workplace health

Designing sit-stand desk interventions to reduce sitting and increase physical activity
ByJennifer Hall, Louise Mansfield

chapter 6|14 pages

Designing innovation for health

The role of problem framing in Uganda
ByLeigh-Anne Hepburn

chapter 7|12 pages

Towards a shared understanding of genuine co-design with people with lived experience

Reflections from co-designing for relational and transformational experiences in health and social care in the UK
BySneha Raman, Tara French

chapter 8|17 pages

Designing with predictive models

Situating the Covid Aware app in Jamaica
ByLarissa Pschetz, Arlene Bailey, Jonathan Rankin, Jessica Enright, Marisa Wilson

part Section B|83 pages

Design-Led Lifestyle Interventions

chapter 9|17 pages

An e-Laboratory Designed to Enhance Learning Opportunities through Experience

ByWilliam James Morton

chapter 10|19 pages

Futuring the Entrepreneur

Design as Pedagogic Catalyst within Sustainable Entrepreneurship Learning
ByGeorge Jaramillo, Joseph Lockwood

chapter 11|14 pages

Design-led approaches for responding to behaviour change

In the context of adventure sport
BySarah Morton

chapter 12|17 pages

Make Space for Girls

Designing Greenspace and Other Public Spaces to Reflect the Needs of Teenage Girls
ByAmanda Seims, Susannah Walker, Imogen Clark, Sufyan Abid Dogra

chapter 13|14 pages

Designing beyond Tokenism

Transdisciplinary Collaboration within the Academy
ByLeigh-Anne Hepburn

part III|14 pages

Cross-cutting learning and what next…

chapter 14|12 pages

Reflections on Chapters 2–13

What can we learn from existing multi-disciplinary practice, and what next?: Toward a framework for design-led practice for designing complex interventions to address societal issues
BySarah Morton, William James Morton