from the article: The ever-increasing specialization of scientific research, combined with the complex challenges that health in society is facing calls for more interdisciplinary design research. However, healthcare and creative researchers come from different worlds that do not automatically align and intensive collaboration between different disciplines is often not without obstacles. We analyzed ten projects that are in the process of interdisciplinary research on solutions for living with dementia, obesity or loneliness. The question we address is: Which strategies do health and creative professionals use to work together in design research? We found that an array of strategies is used to foster collaboration as recommended in literature. However, the strategies to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in research recommended in literature do not easily fit the unpredictability of design research projects and the complexity that comes from doing research in health practice.