Seven Ways to Foster Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Research Involving Healthcare and Creative Research Disciplines

Authors Daan Andriessen , Marieke Zielhuis , Kees Greven , Wilke van Beest , Berit Godfroij , Remko van der Lugt
Published in Brankaert R., IJsselsteijn W. (eds) Dementia Lab 2019. Making Design Work: Engaging with Dementia in Context. D-Lab 2019. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1117
Publication date 2019
Research groups Co-design, Methodology of Practice-Based Research
Type Lecture

Summary

Making design work in the field of dementia requires interdisciplinary research. However, obstacles are likely to occur when healthcare and creative researchers work together. Analyzing the startup phase of ten interdisciplinary projects in the field of dementia, overweight and loneliness we found seven strategies to overcome these barriers: use boundary brokers, combine theory, combine research approaches, organize for collaboration, joint activities, separate activities, and use artefacts. As many dementia research projects involve exploring new products and technologies, particularly the use of artefacts might be an interesting strategy to foster the collaboration of healthcare and creative research disciplines.

researchcomponents.publicationcontent.personslist.publicationauthors

  • Daan Andriessen | Professor | Methodology of Practice-Based Research
    Daan Andriessen
    • Professor
    • Research groups: Methodology of Practice-Based Research
  • Marieke Zielhuis | Researcher | Methodology of Practice-Based Research
    Marieke Zielhuis
    • Researcher
    • Research groups: Methodology of Practice-Based Research
  • Kees Greven
    • Researcher
    • Research groups: Methodology of Practice-Based Research
  • Wilke van Beest | Researcher | Research groups Methodology of Practice-Based Research and Marketing, Market Research and Innovation
    Wilke van Beest
    • Researcher
    • Research groups: Marketing, Market Research and Innovation, Methodology of Practice-Based Research
  • Berit Godfroij | Researcher | Co-design research group
    Berit Godfroij
    • Researcher
    • Research groups: Co-design
  • Remko van der Lugt | Professor | Research group Co-Design
    Remko van der Lugt
    • Professor
    • Research groups: Co-design

Language English
Published in Brankaert R., IJsselsteijn W. (eds) Dementia Lab 2019. Making Design Work: Engaging with Dementia in Context. D-Lab 2019. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1117
ISBN/ISSN URN:ISBN:978-3-030-33539-7
Key words interdisciplinary research, healthcare, creative sector, design research
Digital Object Identifier https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-33540-3_19
Page range 174-177

Daan Andriessen

Daan Andriessen | Professor | Methodology of Practice-Based Research

Daan Andriessen

  • Professor
  • Research group: Methodology of Practice-Based Research