Associate Professor Stephen Reay

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Associate Professor/School of Art + Design, Director Good Health Design

Phone: +64 921 9999 ext 6719

Email: sreay@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
WM207
WM Building, Level 2
St Paul Street
Auckland
Postal Address:

School of Art and Design
Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies
AUT University
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142
New Zealand


ORCID: ORCID logo  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6122-6420

Links to relevant web pages:

dhwlab

Qualifications:

PhD, MPhil, MForSc, BSc

Memberships and Affiliations:

Designers Institute of New Zealand

Biography:

Steve is currently director of Good Health Design, a collaborative design studio at Auckland University of Technology. As one of a multidisciplinary team, whose aim is to develop better health and wellbeing experiences, Steve's research focuses on how the design of products and services may have a positive impact on people's health and wellbeing. Good Health Design enables designers to engage with clinical experts, healthcare professionals as well as researchers from other disciplines, to share and test ideas and develop unique solutions. Digital and physical designs are prototyped for use in real world settings. This helps improve the end applications as well as to help generate conversations around design processes. Good Health Design has a teaching role as an “authentic learning” environment where students gain skills, such as problem-solving, and knowledge beyond the classroom by working on matters of real concern.

Prior to this his most-well known project is the Design Health and Wellbeing lab (www.dhwlab.com) at Auckland Hospital (2013-2018). It was the world’s first collaboration between a university design school and a hospital, with a design studio - and won the top prize at the Best Awards-New Zealand’s foremost design awards. 

If you are keen to leave your mark on the world and work with or be supervised by Steve or someone in the Good Health Design team, get in touch.

You can guarantee you will be involved with something that is challenging, interesting and collaborative every day with a focus on building a design culture which revolves around caring for each other.

Research Areas:

Health + Wellbeing

Design and Innovation for Sustainability

Art + Design for Ecology 

Research Summary:

Steve Reay had a background in biology and ecology before returning to study design.   His main research interest explores the potential benefits of collaboration between design and other disciplines.  His most-well known project is the Design Health and Wellbeing lab at Auckland Hospital which launched in 2015. It is the world’s first collaboration between a university design school and a hospital, with a design studio - and won the top prize at the Best Awards-New Zealand’s foremost design awards.  The DHW Lab (www.dhwlab.com) is a space to creatively challenge how we design and view health and wellbeing. This unique collaboration with the Auckland DHB aims to contribute creative and responsive design-led solutions to health environments, while providing real world opportunities to advance both applied and theoretical research into how design can be integrated within healthcare environments.

The idea for the lab came out of conversations with health professionals about what wasn’t working- and realising that design could help with some of those problems. Its work is also one of the few design niches which is likely to have an effect on everybody at some stage in their life- whether they are patients’, visitors or medical staff.

The two fields mesh well together as they are both people focused. Each problem also needs a multitude of disciplines to solve the problem. This means that all of the things that are great about this new lab are also the challenges.

Steve’s focus now is growing the lab with postgraduate students, academics and clinicians from a wide range of disciplines to develop a collaborative interdisciplinary network of design for health and wellbeing research.

If you are keen to leave your mark on the world and work with or be supervised by Steve or someone in the DHW Lab team, get in touch.

You can guarantee you will be involved with something that is challenging, interesting and collaborative every day with a focus on building a design culture which revolves around caring for each other.


Research outputs:

Journal articles

  • Ritchie, S. R., Rakhmanova, L., Out-O’Reilly, E., Reay, S., Thomas, M. G., & Sajtos, L. (2019). The use of a poster to reduce expectations to receive antibiotics for a common cold. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases. doi:10.1007/s10096-019-03572-5

  • Phillips, C. B., Brown, S. D. J., Greenslade, P., Reay, S., Allen, R. B., Easdale, T. A., & Dickie, I. A. (2015). Collembola in Southland beech litter and soil. New Zealand Entomologist, 38(2). doi:10.1080/00779962.2015.1021267

  • Brownbridge, M., Reay, S. D., Nelson, T. L., & Glare, T. R. (2012). Persistence of Beauveria bassiana (Ascomycota: Hypocreales) as an endophyte following inoculation of radiata pine seed and seedlings. Biological Control, 61(3).

  • Withell, A., & Reay, S. D. (2012). From product design to design thinking: The establishment of
    a new product/industrial design programme in New Zealand. Industrial Design Educators Network, 1. Retrieved from http://www.idenjournal.com/

  • Reay, S. D., Glare, T. R., & Brownbridge, M. (2012). Hylastes ater (Curculionidae: Scolytinae) Affecting
    Pinus radiata Seedling Establishment in New Zealand. Psyche: Zeitschrift fuer Psychoanalyse und ihre Anwendungen. doi:10.1155/2012/590619

  • Reay, S. D., McCool, J. P., & Withell, A. (2011). Exploring the Feasibility of Cradle to Cradle (Product) Design: Perspectives from New Zealand Scientists. Journal of Sustainable Development, 4(1). Retrieved from http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/jsd/article/view/8190

  • Wainhouse, D., Reay, S., & Kay, M. (2010). Predicting the vulnerability of New Zealand radiata pine plantations to the European pine weevil. Forestry, 83(3).

  • Reay, S. D., Brownbridge, M., Gicquel, B., Cummings, N. J., & Nelson, T. L. (2010). Isolation and characterization of endophytic Beauveria spp (Ascomycota: Hypocreales) from Pinus radiata in New Zealand forests. Biological Control, 54(1).

  • Diegel, O., Singamneni, S., Reay, S., & Withell, A. (2010). Tools for sustainable product design: Additive manufacturing. Journal of Sustainable Development, 3(3).

  • Brownbridge, M., Reay, S., & Cummings, N. (2010). Association of Entomopathogenic Fungi with Exotic Bark Beetles in New Zealand Pine Plantations. Mycopathologia, 169(1).

Creative works

  • Reay, S. D., Moran, B., & Waters, S. (2016). Particle and Wave [Artefact].

  • Reay, S. D., Moran, B., & Waters, S. (2015). avoid!avoid "low earth orbit" ep. Original composition and audio recording Flying Nun Records FN562 [Artefact]. Flying Nun Records. Retrieved from http://flyingnun.co.nz/

  • Reay, S. D., Department of Conservation., & FabLab Christchurch. (2015). Urban Living Wall- Cashel and High Streets, Christchurch [Artefact]. Retrieved from http://www.urbanlivingwall.net/

  • Reay, S. D., Kennedy-Good, J., Douglas, R., & Hayes, N. (2015). Auckland City hospital health and welbeing lab [Artefact]. Retrieved from http://dhwlab.com/

  • Reay, S. D., Waters, S., & Moran, B. (2015). avoid!avoid - "Black Money"

    Original composition and audio recording on Flying out Presents The Other's Way, A compilation 2014
    [Artefact]. Flying out. Retrieved from https://delivery.shopifyapps.com/

  • Reay, S. D., Moran, B., & Waters, S. (2016, May 28). Live multimedia performance of original compositions by avoid!avoid South Bound Records. (No. Of Pieces: ) [Artefact]. .

  • Reay, S. D., Waters, S., Moran, B., Denton, A., & Bennett, G. (2016, May 13). Live multimedia performance of original compositions by avoid!avoid with Andrew Denton and Gregory Bennett, Whammy Back bar. (No. Of Pieces: ) [Artefact]. .

  • Reay, S. D., Moran, B., & Waters, S. (2016, May 5). Live performance and recording of original compositions by avoid!avoid (No. Of Pieces: ) [Artefact]. .

  • Reay, S. D., Moran, B., & Waters, S. (2016, April 2). Live performance of original compositions by avoid!avoid- Golden Dawn with Street Chant (No. Of Pieces: ) [Artefact]. .

  • Reay, S. D., Moran, B., & Waters, S. (2016, February 20). Live performance of original compositions by avoid!avoid- Whammy with the Twerps. (No. Of Pieces: ) [Artefact]. .

  • Reay, S. D., Moran, B., & Waters, S. (2016, February 20). Live performance of original compositions by avoid!avoid- Silo Sessions, Silo 7, Wynyard Quarter. (No. Of Pieces: ) [Artefact]. .

  • Reay, S. D., Moran, B., & Waters, S. (2016, January 31). Live performance of original compositions by avoid!avoid- Flying Out and Laneway bring the (Other) Others (Lane) Way. (No. Of Pieces: ) [Artefact]. .

  • Reay, S. D., Moran, B., & Waters, S. (2015, September 4). Live performance of original compositions by avoid!avoid, at "the Others Way" Music Festival (Flying Out Records and bFM presents). (No. Of Pieces: ) [Artefact]. .

  • Reay, S. D. (2015, October 17). Live performance of original compositions by avoid!avoid, supporting "The Fall", Powerstation, Auckland, 17th October. (No. Of Pieces: ) [Artefact]. .

  • Reay, S. D., Moran, B., & WATERS, S. (2015, March 21). Live performance of original compositions by Avoid! Avoid. Performer and Composer of original material.

    Eclecta' fest
    (No. Of Pieces: ) [Artefact]. .

  • Reay, S. D., Moran, B., & Waters, S. (2014, November 13). Live performance of original compositions by Avoid! Avoid for Nowhere Festival, Audio Foundation. Performer and Composer of original material (No. Of Pieces: ) [Artefact]. .

  • Reay, S. D., Moran, B., Waters, S., & Denton, A. (2014, May 23). Live performance of original compositions by Avoid! Avoid with Live Mix Video Projection Art
    Performer and Composer of original material
    (No. Of Pieces: ) [Artefact]. . Retrieved from http://www.audiofoundation.org.nz/

  • Reay, S. D., Moran, B., & Waters, S. (2014, September 4). Live performance of original compositions by Avoid! Avoid.
    Performer and Composer of original material
    (No. Of Pieces: ) [Artefact]. .

  • Reay, S. D., Waters, S., & Moran, B. (2014, March 8). Live performance of original compositions by Avoid! Avoid.
    Performer and Composer of original material
    (No. Of Pieces: 40 minutes) [Artefact]. .

  • Reay, S. D., Waters, S., & Moran, B. (2014, March 7). Live performance of original compositions by Avoid! Avoid.
    Performer and Composer of original material
    (No. Of Pieces: ) [Artefact]. .

  • Reay, S. D., Water, S., & Moran, B. (2014, February 22). Live performance of original compositions by Avoid! Avoid.
    Performer and Composer of original material
    (No. Of Pieces: ) [Artefact]. .

  • Denton, A., & Reay, S. D. (2012, May 10). S 36° 44’ 18” E 174° 36’ 24” (No. Of Pieces: 2) [Artefact]. Retrieved from http://www.stpaulst.aut.ac.nz/actions/s364418e1743624

Conference contributions

  • Tolooei, N., Payne, D., & Reay, S. D. (2018). The integration of feminist disability and do-design: An approach to better explore the diversity in product design. In No Boundaries Design. Barcelona: Common Ground Research Networks, NFP. Retrieved from http://www.cgnetworks.org/

  • Reay, S., Nakarada-Kordic, I., Considine, N., Worrall, R., & Kayes, N. (2018). Designing person centred products for people living with dementia. In Proceedings of the 5th Conference on Design4Health (pp. 1-11). Sheffield.

  • Reay, S. D., & kayes, N. (2017). Co creating health: Navigating a design for health collaboration. In Design 4 Health. Melbourne.

  • Reay, S. D., Potter, E., & Thornhill, B. (2017). Communicating information in health: Engaging students in design for health
    awareness.. In Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Design4Health 2017 (pp. 211-214). Melbourne.

  • Reay, S. (2017). Codesigning the future of healthcare via an in-situ hospital design studio. In World Design Summit Congress. Montreal.

  • Collier, G., Kayes, N., Reay, S. D., & Bill, A. (2017). Designing for Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI): a design anthropological perspective. In Harnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Lives Vol. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (pp. 445-448). Sheffield: IOS Press. doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-798-6-445

  • Reay, S. D., & Collier, G. (2017). Designing situated learning experiences: interdisciplinary collaboration for design education in healthcare. In Harnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Lives Vol. 242 (pp. 1030-1033). Sheffield: IOS Press. doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-798-6-1030

  • Collier, G., Kayes, N., Hale, L., Norris, P., Peri, K., Babbage, D., . . . Hayes, N. (2016). Living well with mild cognitive impairment: Designing an interactive online resource. In New Zealand Applied Neurosciences Conference (NZANC). Auckland: Karger. Retrieved from https://www.karger.com/Article/PDF/453097

  • Kruse, J., Bennett, G., Reay, S., & Denton, A. (2016). Virtual MRI experience for children. In Serious Games. JCSG 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 9894 (pp. 260-263). Southbank, Brisbane: Springer Verlag (Germany). doi:10.1007/978-3-319-45841-0_26

  • Reay, S. D., & Kennedy-Good, J. (2015). Co-Designing healthcare experiences: interdisciplinary collaboration between design and health. In Accelerating Continuous Improvement-7th Annual Ci forum Conference. Auckland.

  • Reay, S. D., Bill, A., Collier, G., & Kennedy-Good, J. (2015). Designing authentic learning experiences: Interdisciplinary collaboration between design and healthcare. In Building an Enabling Society. 2 Grey St, Wellington.

  • Reay, S. D. (2015). The Importance of an ’In Situ’ Prototyping Design Space to Improve Patient Experiences. In Healthcare Congress- Delivering the Future, today.. Auckland.

  • Bill, A., Collier, G., & Reay, S. (2015). Making Things Happen: Experiments in prototyping from a Hospital Design Lab. In Virtuous Circle Summer Cumulus Conference. Milan.

  • Loy, J., Reay, S. D., & White, D. (2015). Raising our Game: Creating new learning experiences with research collaborations. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE15), Great Expectations: Design Teaching, Research & Enterprise, (pp. 562-567). Loughborough University.

  • Reay, S. D., Collier, G., Bill, A., Kennedy-Good, J., & Old, A. (2015). Designing New Healthcare Experiences: Prototyping a
    physical space that enables a design approach to
    improving patient experiences in hospital. In Proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Design4Health (pp. 1-13). Sheffield.

  • Reay, S. D. (2014). Advancing design with digital technologies. In 3D Printing the body inside and out. .

  • Inder, S., & Reay, S. (2014). Practice-based and material focused: A craft approach to teaching design intuition. In DesignEd Asia Conference 2014. Action!-Doing Design Education - Proceedings (pp. 252-260). Hong Kong. Retrieved from http://www.designedasia.com/2014/proceedings.php

  • Reay, S. D., Inder, S., Charlton, N., Bill, A., & Zampollo, F. (2014). Crafting product design: Designing craft back into a product design undergraduate degree programme. In DesignEd Asia Conference 2014. Action!-Doing Design Education - Proceedings (pp. 243-251). Hong Kong.

  • Reay, S. D., Parbhu, N., Godbold, R., & Diesfeld, K. (2014). Negotiating ethical challenges for design thinking led projects in paediatric clinical environments. In New Zealand Bioethics Conference. Dunedin.

  • Reay, S. D., & Withell, A. J. (2013). Educating multidisciplinary postgraduate product design students: challenges for a new programme. In Design Education from Kindergarten to PhD – Design Learning for Tomorrow: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers (Vol. 3) (pp. 1691-1703). Oslo: ABM-media. Retrieved from http://www.abm-media.no/

  • Withell, A. J., Cochrane, T., Reay, S., Gaziulusoy, I., & Inder, S. (2012). Augmenting the design thinking studio.. In Ascilite 2012: Future Challenges, Sustainable Futures. Wellington: Massey University. Retrieved from http://www.ascilite.org/conferences/Wellington12/2012/pagec16a.html

  • Withell, A., Cochrane, T., Reay, S., Gaziulusoy, I., & Inder, S. (2012). Augmenting the design thinking studio. In Ascilite 2012: Future Challenges, Sustainable Futures Proceedings. Wellington: ascilite. Retrieved from http://www.ascilite2012.org/page.php?31

  • Reay, S., & Withell, A. J. (2012). Learning from Others: Enhancing a Postgraduate
    Product Design Programme through Interdisciplinary
    Industry Collaboration. In DesignEd Asia, 2012. Hong Kong. Retrieved from http://www.designedasia.com/proceedings.php

  • Jamieson, N., Denton, A., & Reay, S. D. (2012). Scale - time - complexity: Engaging, entangling and communicating ecology. In International Symposium on Electronic Arts - ISEA2012 (pp. 95-100). Albuquerque: ISEA. Retrieved from http://www.isea-archives.org/sample-page/isea2012/

  • Reay, S. D., & Denton, A. (2012). Urban Ecologies for Sustainable Futures: The Role of Art + Design. In 4TH ASLEC-ANZ BIENNIAL CONFERENCE- REGARDING THE EARTH: ECOLOGICAL VISION IN WORD AND IMAGE. Melbourne.

  • Withell, A. J., Diegel, O., & Reay, S. (2011). Software tools for rapid prototype as design. In Innovative Developments in Virtual and Physical Prototyping (pp. 539-544). Leiria: CRC Press.

  • Reay, S. D. (2011). Designing walls as ecosystems in urban environments. In 25th International Congress for Conservation Biology. Auckland. Retrieved from http://birenheide.com/

  • Reay, S. D. (2011). Re-designing walls as ecosystems in urban areas: a collaboration between ecology and design. In Ecology in the Heartland. (pp. 88). Rotorua.

  • Withell, A., Reay, S., Grupp, I., Singamneni, S., Diegel, O., & de Beer, D. (2011). An investigation into 3d printing of ceramic structures. In 1st international conference on sustainable intelligent manufacturing. Leiria.

  • Withell, A., Reay, S., Grupp, I., Singamneni, S., Diegel, O., & de Beer, D. (2011). Ceramic structures with controlled porosity through low-cost 3D printing. In 16th European Forum on Rapid Prototyping. Paris. Retrieved from http://www.code80.net/afpr/content/assises/2011/AN/v_index.htm

  • Withell, A., Reay, S., & Diegel, O. (2011). Rapid Prototyping in Education: A Case Study of RPaD. In 12th Conference on Rapid Design, Prototyping & Manufacturing. United Kingdom.

  • Reay, S. D., & Withell, A. (2011). How Can Rapid Product Development Support Sustainable Product Design Research?. In 08 Feb 2011. AUCKLAND.

  • Diegel, O., Singamneni, S., Reay, S., & Withell, A. (2010). Improving Product Design through Rapid Prototype as Design. In 10th Global Congress on Manufacturing and Management (GCMM2010) (pp. 1-6). Thailand.

  • Diegel, O., Singamneni, S., Reay, S., & Withell, A. (2010). Sustainable product design through additive manufacturing. In 10th Global Congress on Manufacturing and Management (GCMM2010) (pp. 531-537). Thailand.

  • Withell, A., Reay, S., & Diegel, O. (2010). Implementing Electronic Portfolios in Product Design Education: A Case Study. In DesignEd Asia 2010. Hong Kong.

  • Withell, A., Reay, S., & Diegel, O. (2010). Design Methods Toolbox: Supporting Self-Directed Learning Through Innovative Teaching and Learning Resources. In DesignEd Asia 2010. Hong Kong.

  • Withell, A., Diegel, O., Reay, S. D., & Charlton, N. (2010). Everyday Inventions: Effectively Engaging Students with Human-Centred, Environmentally Sustainable Design. In Connected 2010 – 2nd International Conference On Design Education. Australia.

  • Reay, S. D., Withell, A., Diegel, O., & Charlton, N. (2010). The Development of Ecologically Beneficial Products through interdisciplinary Science and Design Collaboration. In Connected 2010 – 2nd International Conference On Design Education. Australia.

  • Reay, S. D., Withell, A., & Diegel, O. (2010). How to effectively engage students' with environmentally sustainable product design?. In Transitions to Sustainability: 4th International Conference on Sustainability Engineering and Science. Auckland.

  • Reay, S. D., Withell, A., & Diegel, O. (2010). Design for Biodiversity: A new approach for ecologically sustainable product design?. In Transitions to Sustainability: 4th International Conference on Sustainability Engineering and Science. Auckland.

  • Diegel, O., Withell, A., Reay, S. D., & Charlton, N. (2010). Rapid Prototype as Design in Educational Design Projects. In Connected 2010 – 2nd International Conference On Design Education. Australia.

Other outputs

  • Reay, S. D., Kennedy_good, J., Douglas, R., Jacob, E., Thornhill, B., Short, E., & Munn, J. (2015). Designing together. DHW Lab.

Awards:

Best Awards

2015 Public Good. Purple pin and gold awards. DHWLab and AUT/Auckland DHB- Designing better healthcare experiences.

2015 Office and Work Place Environments (Spatial). DHWLab and AUT/Auckland DHB- Design for Health and Wellbeing lab.