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Human Centered Design and Ethics of Care for Mental Health Services

Funder: AHRC.


Team: Alex Tinning, Laura Warwick, John Vines (Northumbria University); The Recovery College Collective (RECOCO).


Timeframe: 2016-2023

This PhD research focuses on the intersection of Human Centered Design, the theories and principles of Ethics of Care, and Mental Health Care service design. Mental Health care provides the context for my Human Centered Design work to take place, and Ethics of Care provides an alternative view of what it means to be “good” in the context of care, giving weight to human needs such as vulnerability, interdependence and relationships in ethical decision making. The project focuses on understand what Ethics of Care can teach Design about being Human Centered, especially in Mental Health Care environments where issues of vulnerability, interdependence and relationships comes to the fore.


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