Xiaofeng Gao

MA 22/23

I am a dreamer with a strong desire for knowledge and a systems thinker. I use thought and design to return things to their rightful state.

After completing my undergraduate studies in public art and economics, I sought a method that could integrate known things for practical application. Therefore, I chose service design, which I see as the core foundation for implementing the Transdisciplinary Design approach.

In the complex network of interests, the truth is hidden. The dynamic real system is intermixed with various signals, and people's behavior changes according to the fluctuating situation. It begs the question: what kind of world do they hope for?

I am committed to the issue of people's wellbeing and I believe there are many things I can do. However, at this point, my primary focus is to address this issue from the perspective of healthcare, which I consider to be the goal for the first half of my life journey.

Final Project

This project aims to explore the connection between familial health management and emotional bonds, with the goal of addressing the lack of health awareness and management capabilities among middle-aged individuals and their adult children due to generational gaps, differences in health literacy, and lifestyle choices.

As parents transition from caregivers to care recipients, the ability and responsibility to manage health begin to shift to the next generation. How can we establish effective and easily acceptable family health connections to help alleviate the psychological stress of parents during this transition period? At the same time, how can we empower children who care for their parents to truly become new family caregivers, enhancing their own health management awareness and motivation as they aid their families?

We aspire to enhance the recognition of the unparalleled role the family unit plays as a participant in maintaining health and preventing disease, emphasizing the importance of mutual support and nurturing within the family throughout all stages of life.

WIP project 2022


WellGen - Family Proactive Health