HAPPY TO KNOW YOU
Publication Design for Emily Carr Health Design Lab
Happy to Know You, is a publication created in collaboration with residents at the Haro Park Centre Society, a long-term care facility located in Downton Vancouver and the Health Design Lab at Emily Carr University. The project was to co-design and co-write a mini publication series featuring resident stories. I worked alongside Alex Garcia and Madi McDonald, where we were paired with three residents at Haro park and over the course of six visits, we facilitated activities that would allow us to exchange stories and have meaningful connections with the residents.
This project was inspired by the Zeitgeist Kollektiv, a public editorial design and storytelling project within a care home system. It was created as a platform for meaningful exchange and social interaction between students, residents, their families and care home staff through both the design process and the final design outcomes. This project gives voice to residents, providing an opportunity for creative and emotional expression, stimulation of positive memories and the engagement of residents in a unique and meaningful activity.