Featured Scholar: Helen Sanematsu, MFA
Assistant Professor, IU Herron School of Art and Design
Bringing People and Projects Together In Innovative and Mutually Beneficial Ways
Helen Sanematsu is a designer who wants things to fit. In her research she specializes in bringing together people and projects in innovative and mutually beneficial ways. Her translational research in design builds infrastructure for rich and long lasting engagement between the community and the University. Professor Sanematsu uses design to find the best fit between a person and a project; a problem and a solution; or an opportunity and its potential. Partnering with the University, she uses design methodology to enrich community relationships to better fit community needs. She conducts her translational research primarily with the School of Medicine in community health research.
Prof. Sanematsu developed CLIC*: Communicating Life in Our Community / Communicando la vida en nuestra comunidad, as a way of starting a bi-directional, mutually beneficial dialogue with the University. Initially conceived to assist the School to better engage participants for community based health research, Sanematsu's contribution expands the scope of the project and its ongoing potential to encompass overall community development. By sharing the story of their daily lives with photography, interactive activities, and design projects, both community participants in CLIC* and researchers together start to develop an infrastructure for ongoing, bi-directional and mutually beneficial engagement.
Selected Publications in IUPUI ScholarWorks
With several research works contributed to IUPUI's free, open access repository, Professor Sanematsu has made translational research knowledge available to professionals, researchers, students, and communities around the world.
Pike, J., Smith, L., Hannon, T., Kester, L., Lynch, D., Kuhstoss, C., Sanematsu, H. (2014, April 11). The Art of Diabetes Prevention Education in Youth. Poster session presented at IUPUI Research Day 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/5309
Hong, Y., Sanematsu, H., Cole, L., Zollinger, T. (2014, April 11). Health Matters: Reframing Design in Community Health Interventions. Poster session presented at IUPUI Research Day 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/5273
Bute JJ, Comer K, Lauten KM, Sanematsu HY, Moore CM, Lynch D, et al. Implementation of a journal prototype for pregnant and parenting adolescents. Evaluation and Program Planning. 2014 Oct;46:122-30. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/4697
Sanematsu, H., Wiehe, S. (2014, March). Listening to patients and talking to doctors: a case for design in medicine & a call to action. Connecting the Dots: Research, Education + Practice. Refereed paper presented at AIGA Design Educator's Conference. Cincinati, OH. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/4590
Odell, J., Sanematsu, H., & Hardwick, E. (2013, May 6). Welcoming users to digital libraries: redesigning an open access repository for community engaged health research. Paper presented at One Health: Information in an Interdependent World. Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/4891
Sanematsu, H. (2012). Gimme Shelter: Implications of the Simple and the Humble in a Cardboard Fort in Context. ACM Computer Human Interaction Conference (SIG-CHI '12), Austin, Texas. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/4870
Helen Sanematsu. (2012, April 13). Re-thinking recruitment for community-based research using service design methods: CLIC*: Communicating Life in Our Community/Communicando la vida en nuestra comunidad. Poster session presented at IUPUI Research Day 2012, Indianapolis, Indiana. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/8049
Helen Sanematsu, MFA, Stephanie Woodcox, MPH, CHES, and Vaughn I. Rickert, PsyD. (2011, April 8). FUN WITH FACEBOOK: THE IMPACT OF FOCUS GROUPS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS FOR ADOLESCENT HEALTH. Poster session presented at IUPUI Research Day 2016, Indianapolis, Indiana. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/10615
Sernsukskul, S., Sanematsu, H. (2011). Street Vending and Design Thinking: A Provocation. Chulalongkorn University Architecture and Design Symposium (CU:ADS 2011). http://hdl.handle.net/1805/4869
Sanematsu, H. (2011). Performing Pregnancy: Young Moms-to-Be and the Public Performance of Self-Esteem and Support. ACM Computer Human Interaction Conference (SIG-CHI '11), Vancouver, B.C. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/4868
Sanematsu, H., Woodcox, S., Rickert, V.I. (2011). Fun with Facebook: the Impact of Focus groups on the Development of Awareness Campaigns for Adolescent Health. Poster presentation. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Conference. San Francisco, CA. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/4599
Sanematsu, H. (1999). Codes of the carton: the secret language of milk. AIGA Journal of Graphic Design, 17(3), 24-29. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/4871
Sanematsu, H. (2007). Team Directed, Project Based Education: A Case Study of an Entrepreneurial, Trans-Disciplinary, Design Studio Abroad. Nordes, (2). Retrieved from http://www.nordes.org/opj/index.php/n13/article/view/155. http://hdl.handle.net/1805/4589