365 Days of Wellbeing

The Aalto University project 365 Wellbeing is part of the World Design Capital 2012 programme. It will build better wellbeing services and better health care in addition to finding ways of encouraging people to adopt healthier lifestyles and planning pleasant and healthy environments.

The 12 projects of 365 Wellbeing are services or processes in the cities involved, and they include planning the Villa Breda service home for the elderly in Kauniainen to include cultural services, development of the treatment environments and practices in psychiatric care units located in Helsinki, a project to promote electronic transactions in health care, and a project aimed at creating smoke-free public environments. Each project has a team of approximately 15 students, which includes 2 postgraduate doctoral students. Blogs provide a way for people to keep up with and comment on the projects and major milestones will be disseminated through a variety of channels.

Among other things, the project will focus on applying aspects of service design and critical design. The project aims at presenting design as a socially proactive and responsible activity.



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