Call for papers: Design4Health 2018

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Call for papers: Design4Health 2018

Lab4Living at Sheffield Hallam University is pleased to invite papers from researchers and practitioners for the fifth European Design4Health conference.

Established in 2011, Design4Health is a conference that brings together designers and creative practitioners with researchers, clinicians, policy makers and users to discuss, disseminate and test their approaches and methods. Our events provide an opportunity to reflect on how the disciplines of design and health might continue to develop new ways of thinking and working, and how we might impact positively and sustainably on the social, economic and cultural factors within our communities and beyond.

With increasing pressure to rethink our healthcare systems and set against complex and interconnected global challenges, we particularly welcome contributions that interrogate meanings and assumptions relating to the terms ‘design’ and ‘health’, and offer the following words / terms as provocations:

Design?  Health?  Care?

Taboo?  Value?  Success?

Risk?  Change?  Technology?

We invite you to interrogate and play with the terms in relation to your research and practice.

See more details here and on the flyer here.

The Design4Health Conference will be held at the Heart of the Campus, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK on 04 – 06 September 2018.

This year we welcome submissions in the following formats:

Paper proposals: Deadline Monday 26 March 2018

Artefact-led proposals: Deadline Monday 26 March 2018

Posters: Deadline Monday 14 May 2018