In this talk Dutch designer Gijs Ockeloen will tell us the story of the award-winning app Temstem that helps to fight psychosis attacks. Taking this as an example Gijs will take us on a journey where designers use their knowledge and empathy to influence the whole system of mental health into more adaptive and humane one.
Gijs Ockeloen co-owns design consultancy studio ReframingStudio. Gijs has a keen interest in the design discourse. During 2010 and 2011 he was a member of Premsela's 'Peoples Republic', which was Premsela’s advisory committee on ProAm Culture. These days Gijs is interested in technological history as well as new media's and digital culture's implications on product design, service design, architecture, public space and society in at large. Gijs joined Philips Design in 1987 to gain experience developing medical equipment and industrial electronics. His designs marked a new approach in Philips’ attitude towards health care. They were widely published and won prestigious international awards. In 1991 he founded his own studio dedicated to developing products for professional users: industrial design with Maurits de Koning. In 2006 this studio merged with Reframing Studio, which he co-owns with his business partner Matthijs van Dijk.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx