Systemic Design Research for Hospital Laundry
Authors: Hua Min, Liu Long
Abstract: Most of the existing design research on medical and healthcare is base on the current medical services and products system which work in a linear way. But this linear system often causes a huge waste of resources and energy, and pollutes the environment at the same time. To improve this situation, we chose the hospital laundry as the research object, studied and redesigned its working system from a Systemic Design perspective. Aiming to change the medical system from a linear system to a systemic one, we redesigned the material and energy flows of the system and optimized the relationships between the elements. This new approach will help identify new design opportunities and change the system to a more efficient one.
Keywords: Healthcare, Hospital Laundry, Systemic Design, Sustainability
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