Ivor has learned a lot from his time with people, their families and healthcare professionals.

He brings stories to audiences around the world, showing the meaningful impact design can have even the most difficult moments in our life.


Some dedicated time with my baby daughter


How to Heal a Nation

Scottish Parliament Festival of Politics, Online
21st November 2020

Redesigning Space and Vision for Death

National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation Annual Summit, Online
16-18 November 2020

The Covid cataclysm – how do we grieve for ‘normal’?

Good Grief, Online
30 October - 1 November 2020

Dying well: Palliative Care and the Psychedelic State

The Maudsley Psychedelic Society, London
9 September 2020

Designing ReSPECT

NES Digital Service, Edinburgh
24th February 2020

Global Health Forum: Innovation in Children's Hospices

Imperial College London, London
20th February 2020
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An atmosphere of grief

Royal College of Art, London
13th February 2020

Designing end-of-life care

Palliative and End of Life Care Research Group, University of Bristol, Bristol
22nd January 2020


Paediatric Palliative Care: Unique Challenges and Opportunities

Religion and Medical Ethics Symposium, Rome
11th December 2019

Designing Health: Life Chapters

Babylon Health, London
9th December 2019

How can service design improve people's mental health?

Human Understanding Design Centre, Seoul
28th November 2019

An atmosphere of grief: Living with loss in the Anthropocene

Royal College of Art, London
14th November 2019

New ways of thinking about dying, death and loss in the 21st century

Zinc VC, London
16th October 2019

Transforming end-of-life care with design

Association of Cancer Physicians, Manchester
12th October 2019

Transformation of the self through loss

Festival of Ideas, Ditchley Park, Oxfordshire
13th July 2019

Hospice design for a new era of patient and family needs

European Health Care Design, London
18th June 2019

18th Medical Innovations Summit

Royal Society of Medicine, London
6th April 2019

Research in end-of-life care

Imperial College London, London
12th March 2019

The difference of between design research and academic research

Imperial College London, London
11th March 2019

Designing at the end

IxDA 2019, Seattle
6th February 2019
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Death and Dying Festival

DesignTO Festival, Toronto
24-25th January 2019

Beating Blue Monday

Publicis.Sapient, London
21st January 2019

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“I wish I had known…” Reflections from supporting 25,000 people plan for the end of life

Compassion in Dying, Wellcome Collection, London
30th November 2018

NHS Digital Academy Residential

NHS Digital Academy, Durham
22nd November 2018

Mental health support in a digital age

Snook, London
9th November 2018

Research Synthesis, or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying, and Love the Ambiguity

Imperial College London, London
2nd October 2018

Tangible Interactions workshop

Domus Academy, Milan
27th September 2018

Palliative care is everyone's business

University of Bedfordshire, Bedford
11th September 2018

Designing end-of-life care

Fjord, London
17th May 2018

Designing end-of-life care

Oak Foundation, Geneva
19th April 2018

Peeps Talk

Design Studio, London
13th April 2018

Research in end-of-life care: A case study

Imperial College London, London
13th March 2018


Designing the human experience

End Well Symposium, San Francisco
7th December 2017

Applying design thinking in end-of-life care

Hospice UK National Conference
ACC Conference Centre, Liverpool
24th November 2017

Introduction to Healthcare Design and the Helix Centre

Imperial College London, London
23rd October 2017

Designing end-of-life care

Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Network Specialist Palliative Care, Welwyn Garden City
19th October 2017

Thinking by building: design prototyping

Imperial College London, London
4th October 2017

A design approach to the Hospice of the Future

Accademia delle Scienze di Medicina Palliativa
Fondazione MAST, Bologna
28th September 2017

Design, health and ethics

GDS Cross-Government meet-up, Birmingham
8th August 2017

Digital tools: a 'good enough' substitute for bereavement counselling?

Death and Bereavement in the digital age
Trinity University College, Leeds
12th July 2017

Mental health and music-making

Adidas Women's Studio, London
27th June 2017

Humane Futures

ISIA Urbino, Urbino
15-19th May 2017

Radical change: a blueprint for the next 50 years of dying

Royal College of Medicine, London
12th May 2017

Cove: Improving emotional and mental health with technology

with NHS Digital
eHealth Week, London
3rd May 2017

Designing Death: Challenges and Aesthetics for the 21st Century

University of Greenwich, London
15th March 2017

Data tells a story: Quantitative research in end-of-life care

Imperial College London, London
14th March 2017

Ethics of death

Central Saint Martins, London
21st February 2017

Future of ageing

London College of Communication, London
21st February 2017

Global Health Forum: Designing the future of end-of-life care

Imperial College London, London
16th February 2017

Exploring design around end of life care

Ctrl-Group, London
7th February 2017


Talking Shop

Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
8th November 2016

Transform Workshop

Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
7–8th November 2016

We need to talk about ‘simplicity': Design for a complex world

Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
7th November 2016

Mapping the Beautiful Everyday Journey

with DSDHA Architects
Royal College of Art, London
31st October 2016

The Helix Centre

Healthcare and Design MSc
Imperial College, London
24th October 2016

Death & Design

Life, Death, Whatever.
Sutton House, London
14th October 2016

Designing the future of healthcare

INTERACTIVE Festival, Cologne
24th August 2016

The Art of Dying

Festival of Curiosity, Dublin
22nd July 2016

The Helix Centre

Hyper Island, Manchester
7th June 2016

Information Design Lab

Università Iuav di Venezia, Venice
7th April 2016

Visualising the Crisis

Information Design Lab
Università Iuav di Venezia, Venice
24th February 2016


dotMED Conference, Dublin
12th February 2016

Trend Briefing 2016

The Future Laboratory, London
11th February 2016

The Helix Centre

Cultural Creative Spillover Effects in Europe
European Parliament, Brussels
27th January 2016


Designing death

This Happened, Bristol
11th December 2015

The Big Idea: App Therapy

The Future Laboratory, London
4th December 2015

Meet the Makers x Beauty and Wellbeing

Drugstore, London
28th October 2015

Introducing Cove

Bethnal Green Ventures, London
16th September 2015

More than simply games

Pecha Kucha, Communication Design
Glasgow School of Art, London
27th June 2015

Designing better ways to die

Man & Wellbeing
Design Academy Eindhoven, Eindhoven
24th March 2015


Design for wellbeing

Creative Industry Research Programme (CRISP), Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
23rd October 2014

Inspiration against despair

Graphic Design Festival Breda, Breda
21st April 2014

Design for living and dying

Università Iuav di Venezia, Venice
25th March 2014


Being and Dying

Wearable Futures, London
10th December 2013

Being and Dying: a new studio

Fabrica, Treviso
17th September 2013