The human-centered design became the ISO 13407 standard (human-centered design processes for interactive systems) in 1999 and has been revised into ISO 9241-210 in 2010: Abstract: Provides requirements and recommendations for human-centred design principles and activities throughout the life cycle of computer-based interactive systems. It is intended to be used by those managing design processes, […]Read more "Orlando. The Woman-Centric Hospital."
Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, at the top of a 50 million-year-old extinct volcano. This island with a plateau of 361 metres has a 80 kilometres coastline. An australian territory (since 1958), some 2650 kilometres north west of Perth, covering an area of 135 square kilometres. About the name? Captain William Mynors of the East India Ship Company […]Read more "Millions of Red Crabs & the Hospital"
The year comes to an end. I did a lot of (healthcare) projects in 2016 – like the worldwide premiere of the botscamp. When I looked back these days what happened I was thinking about a timeline, about history. As the blogger for unusual, disruptive or remarkable hospitals I had the idea to look for […]Read more "Founded in 1123. A hospital in London."
Several years ago in Toronto. I tested my nerves 342 meters above ground. Standing unplugged on the glass floor in the CN Tower. October 18, 2015. 351 patients arrive before 6 a.m. from three old sites in Toronto at the new hospital at 1235 Wilson Ave. «The patients are so excited, they’ve been up since […]Read more "Digital. Hospital. Sensational."
Orkney. The ferry from John o’Groats in northern Scotland to Burwick in southern Orkney takes some 40 minutes for the closest distance between the two islands – some 14 km. The discovery campaign says «This is my Orkney». 70 islands, an area of 990 km2, a population of some 21’000 people. There is a lot […]Read more "70 islands, 10’000 years of history, 14 km north of main Scotland"
As a kid I was totally fascinated about the discovery of Cape Horn, Cabo de Hornos. Willem Corneliszoon Schouten and Jacques Le Maire were charged by the Dutch East India Company to find a new route to the Pacific and Spice Islands. And they did on January 29th 1616 with 87 men and two ships […]Read more "Sailors plagued by scurvy dreamed about that hospital"
2013 Fontainebleau, Paris. When I met Eva Mwai at the INSEAD’s executive programme «Innovate Health for Tomorrow» she presented an early healthcare project status about reaching truck drivers in remote african areas. With self-serving boxes alongside some truckstops providing information, material and medication about awareness for public health and safer sex. Not only our Professor […]Read more "The clinic network for truck drivers and sex workers"