HRB RED ALERT: Designing public health

How can design improve public health? When does ‘nudge theory’ work best, or is there evidence that in-your-face imagery does the trick?

Science Gallery Dublin teamed up with the Health Research Board to look at new trends in public health that utilise creative thinking to get their message across, change behaviours, and improve health and wellbeing.

Host Dil Wickremasinghe joined Catherine Darker, TCD health psychologist, Pete Lunn, economist and senior research officer at The Economic and Social Research Institutue and Frank Long, director of design consultancy Frontend to discuss the design of public health interventions and medical device designs that ignite behavoiur change and improve public health.