CIRRUS is a Nordic-Baltic network of Art and Design higher education. There are 20 excellent art and design schools from the Nordics and the Baltics in the circle of this cooperation. The central activities of the partner institutions are art and design, including innovative activities, technical development and artistic practices.

Innovation in Healthcare: CIRRUS/Nordplus 5-day workshop in Tallinn: September 18 – 22, 2023

Innovation in Healthcare is a 5-day intensive workshop with real-life healthcare challenges that aims to bring together Cirrus network students and faculty with a focus on strategic service design to implement change and to improve the delivery of public (health)care.

Deadline for applying: August 14, 2023 → Apply here.
The participating applicants will be notified latest by the 18th of August, 2023.

Course Dates: September 18 – 22, 2023
Grant: 400 EUR (330 EUR travel to Estonia (Iceland 660 EUR)+ 70 weekly allowance, not eligible for students at EKA)
Seats: 13 (11 students + 2 teachers)
Level: BA (at least 2nd year) and MA
Workshop leaders: 

Jörn Frenzel – Service Design professor at the Estonian Academy of Arts

Karolina Lehtma – Interaction designer, master programs coordinator at the Estonian Academy of Arts 

The 5-day healthcare design workshop will be hosted by the Faculty of Design, Estonian Academy of Arts, in collaboration with one of the top healthcare providers in Estonia – North Estonia Medical Center (PERH).

The course is designed to share and develop ideas for urgently needed solutions as well as to build resilience post-pandemic. Cirrus students from any field of study will have the opportunity to join Social Design MA students for fast-paced ideation, brainstorming, and prototyping with the aim of contributing to (health)care that could give patients the service and choices that they need.

The purpose of the course is to create an understanding of where service design comes from, what its methods are, and what the next steps in this area could be. In this course, students work on a service design brief and learn to understand the social impact of services.

Course outline
Workshop leaders will give the service design tools and mentor participants throughout the course. Participants will be divided into teams to work closely with hospital representatives. 

Course Schedule:
Day 1: Monday, September 18
Introduction to service design; brief; formation of teams, preliminary research
Day 2: Tuesday, September 19
Research, Interviews
Day 3: Wednesday, September 20
Brainstorming and Ideation
Day 4: Thursday, September 21
Rapid Prototyping
Day 5: Friday, September 22

Apply here