Gigamap Exhibition

The exhibition was held onsite at the National Institute for Design.

Co-designing a Pathway through Food Revolution for Social Change

GIGAMAP: Process of ‘individual capacity building’ leading to ‘collective capacities’ in order to contribute to positive social change.

Car-Free City Life

Gigamap: Autonomous public transport systems the then ongoing implementation of a car-free city center policy in Oslo.

Circulating Health Information toward Health Action

Gigamap: How might we help people to learn to manage their cardiovascular risk?

COLreg: The Regenerative Community

Gigamap: Proposes circular economy for a gardening colony including upcycling and the use of tokens.

Design in Indian Army

Gigamap: Design thinking and human-centric approach to broaden the spectrum of design in the Indian Army.

Equation of Craft in India

Gigamap: The craft sector in India through mapping interconnections and multidirectional influences.

Making Waves: Organizational gigamap

Gigamap: The complex web of structures that form part of organizations, and some of the components they may need to operate.

Norwegian Labour & Welfare and Oslo Adult Education

Gigamap: Bridging the gap between people and public services by offering an overview of the whole system.

Obesity Epidemic

Gigamap: Interdependencies, harmful feedback loops, and interventions to break the cycle of obesity.

Obesity in Western Pennsylvania

Gigamap: A visual guide to obesity and design interventions through Meadows’ leverage points.

Circulating Health Information toward Health Action


Olga Hassan | Nita Lakhani | Maryam Mallakin | Kirk Mason | Christopher Rice | Kummy Saliu


Peter Jones

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Canada, 2020

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the most prevalent chronic disease in Canada, with 4 in 5 Canadians having at least one CV risk factor. The Canadian Cardiovascular Harmonized National Guideline Endeavour (C-CHANGE) guidelines harmonize recommendations from clinical practice guidelines to improve the prevention and treatment of CVD (Tobe et al., 2011). C-CHANGE clinicians engaged a team of healthcare design students to formulate design proposals for knowledge translation of lifestyle recommendations from the guidelines. The research question explored was how might we help people learn to self-manage their CV risk?

Interviews were conducted with patients and clinicians in primary care and specialist clinics to generate insights. Clinicians participated in an initial participatory design workshop that aimed to map and understand complex health information journeys. A second co-design workshop developed proposals for intervention in the system, aided by the use of personas and storyboards.

Research findings were summarized in a system map. The circular service blueprint proposes brief bursts of healthy lifestyle information created by multidisciplinary teams and targeted to the public at multiple touch points. A public-facing website is proposed as an interactive and supportive online repository of evidence-based health information. Next steps would include service design and evaluation of population health impacts.