Innovative methods for building evidence for rehabilitation environments

  • Thursday, September 21, 2023
  • 18:00 - 19:30
  • Online
  • 950


  • Members are permitted to invite 1 guest to the event.
  • Ticket includes 12 months membership.

Over the past four years, The NOVELL team has been working to build the NOVELL Redesign method to innovate hospital facility and service redesign. By creating a Living Lab of key stakeholders that includes stroke survivors, designers, policy makers, and researchers, The NOVELL team has developed a new, virtual rehabilitation hospital and service idea for stroke rehabilitation. In Phase 1, key stakeholders defined what is important in rehabilitation environments providing a rigorous framework for subsequent phases of the project. Through a series of iterative design workshops in Phase 2, the NOVELL team used these values to develop design alternatives, modelled in Virtual Reality, and a new vision for service redesign. In Phase 3, representatives from each stakeholder group evaluated these modelled alternatives according to how well they met the predefined values. Visit for more information and research publications associated with the NOVELL Redesign project.



Dr Aaron Davis, Lecturer in Architecture at the University of South Australia

Dr Ruby Lipson-Smith, Environmental psychology and healthcare researcher at Western Sydney University

Continuing Professional Development

This event provides opportunities for CPD points for Architects, Project Managers and Engineers. For more information go to Relevant NSCA Units for this event (Architects Only):

  • PC 18 Be able to apply creative imagination, design precedents, research, emergent knowledge and critical evaluation in formulating and refining concept design options, including the exploration of three dimensional form and spatial quality.

  • PC 30 Be able to explore options for siting a project, including integrating information and analysis of relevant cultural, social and economic factors.