Elena Bartomeu and Oriol Ventura, coordinators of the Design for Health and Wellbeing Research Group at EINA, have published the article "Participatory practices for co-designing a multipurpose family space in a children's hospital" in Design for Health, a journal focused on research, methods, and practices for the design of health products, services and interventions that improve people's quality of life and wellbeing.
The article presents the research and design project carried out by Ovicuo Design at the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital in Barcelona to develop a shared space for families and healthcare professionals.
The initial research detected the need to bring together different care services in the same space. The taxonomy of the data collected made it possible to define a model of care activity that reconsidered the space along with the time of use. The design team created this model based on spatial characteristics and needs, and it has become the main contribution of the research.