Clinical Condition

The Clinical Condition code describes the medical or health specialism in which the design activity is focused. The variety highlights the large number of different scenarios where design has been incorporated into health projects. However, there were a significant number of abstracts that omitted to include information about the clinical condition. While this may seem to be a significant oversight on the part of the author, in practice this often was often due to the focus of the project and the subsequent publication notating the development of a methodology, or perhaps the development of an artefact spanning contexts. Hence, an abstract could discuss a User-centred design research project that included Designers / Creative Disciplines, Healthcare Staff / Professionals and Older People producing a methodology, and not require a clinical condition or methodology to be a valid piece of research.