The Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute (C3RI) is Sheffield Hallam University’s largest and highest rated community of researchers. The Institute includes two Research Centres, the Art and Design Research Centre and the Communication and Computing Research Centre. Both research centres performed extremely well in the most recent Research Excellent Framework assessment further information is available on the REF2014 page.
The C3RI is host to DesignFutures who provide specialist research and consultancy services to industry in the areas of product and packaging design. DesignFutures have a proven track record as innovators, being cited as inventors or contributors to a portfolio of intellectual property and have accrued a number of design awards. The C3RI also provides a business focussed consultancy and research service in communications and computing to businesses through our dedicated Knowledge Transfer team.
The C3RI is all about making connections – bringing together specialisms in art, design, media production, communication studies, computing and engineering into the University’s largest community of researchers. The C3RI Impact Blog brings together researchers from these specialisms with other academic partners, students, librarians, administrators and external collaborators from the worlds of healthcare, manufacturing, commerce and beyond to showcase the ways our research reaches communities beyond the university.