Healing Design

Human-Centric Solutions

| About Me

Early in my career I asked – “Can our physical environment influence our health, wellbeing, creativity and innovation?” Believing it to be so, I set out to seek evidence and define these features.

I found that Human-centric design became my personal philosophy.  I define “Human Centric” design as a creative approach to design problem-solving with the focus on human needs. It is the backbone of my research, writing, advocacy, leadership and design work. It’s a process that starts with people’s needs and complexities and ends with new creative solutions that solve intricate issues of the human condition.

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Design Principles for a Cancer Center Healing Environment
Video Case Study 13minutes

See principles of human-centric, biophilic, pet therapy, spa therapy and color thoughtful integrated into a new design for a woman's infusion center.

| Human-Centric design thinking is an approach to solving complex human needs.
Inquiry through Human-Centric design thinking, integrating evidence and research can make an impact on stress, creativity, innovation, health and well-being outcomes.
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Barbara Huelat is a longstanding member of these organizations that support the design of heaing environments

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