This is the story of how we redesigned the home treatment chemo bag in collaboration with nurses, doctors, seamstress’ and of course wonderful patients.
“Chemo To Go, Please!” is a codesign project conducted in partnership with Odense Universitetshospital and Rigshospitalet, which aims to improve the experience of home chemotherapy treatment for leukemia patients. Codesign tools and methods such as ethnographic interviews, workshops, design games, sketching and generative prototyping were employed in an effort to unpack the problems surrounding home treatment. Throughout this process, insights were gained from the project’s stakeholders, thereby enabling a re-design of the “chemo bag” along with a collection of insights and inspiration for the future implementation of home treatment.
To begin with we created this visual identity to ask the questions – What could a bag for home chemotherapy treatment be? And what activities could it enable for patients? The provocative images bring a light playfulness to an otherwise very serious topic. The flyers have been distributied on several online channels and in hopsitals throughout Copenhagen and Odense in order to recruit patients into our process.
Staying in the playfull attitude we created this short online invitation video targeted to chemotherapy patients.
We had the opportunity to meet two amazing patients who had some helpful insights about the design of a new bag for chemo home treatment. Here’s a video summary of our experiences codesigning with them!