Design research for development innovation in public health


  • Pornuma Rasri Ph.D. student in Research and Evaluation Methodology Program, Faculty of Education, Kasetsart University


Design research, Innovation, Public health


     In the era of progress in digital technology, both government agencies and private sectors have brought such technology to research and develop innovations to enhance the quality of life of the Thai population. Public health agencies strive to drive research and innovation by public health officials to improve the quality of public health services in the future. Therefore, public health officials are a group of personnel who play an important role in research and innovation in public health development, especially at the operational level. From past operations, it was found that public health workers had insufficient support knowledge of innovation development. The deficiency of integration with various partners, and creating works according to their own expertise rather than consultation with the needs of the country which resulted in the research results cannot be used in an actual context. However, the research design can close that knowledge gap because the research methodology can focus on the participation of users to produce innovative products that can respond to problems in specific contexts. It also produces a theoretical output, known as the new design principle, which is derived from improving the intervention with the aim of it can be used in an actual context. Therefore, this article focuses on presenting principles of research design, as well as the application of research design to develop innovations in
public health.



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How to Cite

Rasri, P. (2023). Design research for development innovation in public health. Journal of Public Health and Health Sciences Research, 5(3), 1–13. Retrieved from