2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

IDES 614 Healthy Environments for Patient Populations

This course will cover successful programming approaches from Evidence Based Design perspective to meet user needs, with an in-depth exploration of research and programs applied to specific populations and needs. Topics covered in class will vary based on the instructor’s expertise, invited speakers, and student interests. Topics may include design considerations for special populations, for example: children, elderly adults, ethnic minorities, and women’s health. Topics may also include design considerations for special presenting problems, for example: chronic and acute pain management, sleep problems, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and depression. Each session of this class is divided into a lecture and a workshop. Prerequisite: IDES 612.