From The Edges – Katie Twisleton, AUT Good Health Lab

design assembly interview

In our From The Edges series we feature Aotearoa NZ Academic Design Projects. Our practice as designers can be seen to be explored, pushed and perhaps become something entirely new where it exists at the edges of our practice in the world of academia. Free from the constraints of commercial outcomes and clients, designers explore and challenge existing paradigms.

In this article, we talk to Katie Twisleton, Communication Designer and AUT Master of Design graduate about her project for Good Health Lab. Katie’s masters research explored how graphic design could be used in a stroke ward environment to improve the overall experience of healthcare professionals, patients and their families.


From The Edges – Katie Twisleton, AUT Good Health Lab


Katie Twisleton 


Centre for Design Research
Te Kura Toi a Hoahoa
School of Art and Design

Te Wānanga Aronui o Tāmaki Makau Rau,
Auckland University of Technology


Susan Hedges
Mandy Smith

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