Make It Better exhibition visits Bangor
The Make It Better exhibition was presented in the Management Centre at Bangor University from 9-18 March 2012, as part of National Science Week.
Make It Better showcased a suite of innovations and interventions to create a safer and cleaner environment for patients on surgical wards in hospital. The project was developed by the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design in partnership with Imperial College London as part of an EPSRC-funded research project called DOME (Designing Out Medical Error).
The Make It Better exhibition in North Wales formed part of an RCA educational initiative called The Problem Comes First, which was supported by the European Commission Representation in the UK through its co-funding programmes for cultural activities.
DOME's methodology is based on new collaborative ways of working between designers, engineers, clinicians, psychologists, management experts, frontline NHS staff and patient groups. In its approach to healthcare, it reflects the interdisciplinary ethos that will be adopted by the landmark new Pontio arts and innovation centre at Bangor University, which opens in 2014, designed by architect Nicholas Grimshaw.
As a preface to the opening of the exhibition, Helen Hamlyn Professor of Design Jeremy Myerson, Principal Investigator on DOME, gave a public Pontio lecture on the project.
The bilingual exhibition (English and Welsh) was designed by Chiara Bello and Emilia Serra, with l graphics by Margaret Durkan.
The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design is the Royal College of Art's largest centre for design research and its Health & Patient Safety Lab is a specialist in practice-led research to address 21st century healthcare challenges.