HEAL_Key_Principles

HEAL_Key_Principles - CAMPUS PLAN What did we learn from...

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CAMPUS PLAN What did we learn from the charrette that tells us how the campus can be developed to promote wellness? The student teams generated hundreds of ideas that were then analyzed for patterns and organized into 22 ideas that can be further developed and implemented on campus. The ideas range from general principles to specific details, from artifacts and goods to services and policies. Based on dozens of interviews with students, faculty, and staff, and on the creativity of the charrette teams, what binds the ideas together is there support for wellness in the everyday lives of people who use the campus. CAMPUS CONFIGURATION We begin with some ideas about the overall configuration of the campus. IDEA #1 The edges of the campus should be configured to support the smooth and efficient mobility of people who enter and leave it. For many people, the campus is just one among several of their daily destinations. The edges of the campus should help meet the needs of people who are coming to it, just as they should support them as they depart by making available goods, services, and information that enable mobility. IDEA #2 The core of the campus should be “sticky” in ways that encourage people to explore, linger, and interact with each other. The campus should be a destination that people show to visitors and that provides resources so they are not “pushed out” in search of services and goods that just as easily could be available on it. This involves creating various forms of seating within an open inviting landscape, as well as settings that allow people to escape their busy days by finding respite or privacy. Interactivity and escape are complementary, both necessary to making the campus serve a greater variety of human needs. IDEA #3. The campus should make goods and services available as frequently as possible in order to reduce the pressure to leave campus, even briefly, to perform tasks that are necessary but cannot be done on it. Increasing the alternatives on campus will increase the quality and lower prices, and enable sensitivity to faculty, staff, and student needs. IDEA #4. The campus should be designed to provide incentives for people to act to promote their own wellness, such as elements that draw attention to wellness-promoting features (stairs) and away from others (elevators). An integrated incentive system, such as one that allows people who use wellness-promoting goods and services to accumulate points or credits that can be exchanged for rewards, would reduce costs to society by lowering demand for medical services. IDEAS FOR SPECIFIC ELEMENTS ON CAMPUS
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2010 for the course DSID 128 at San Jose State.

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