Design Futures’ Dr Alaster Yoxall featured on Rip Off Britain

Still from Rip Off Britain - episode featuring Alaster Yoxall

Packaging expert Dr Alaster Yoxall joins Gloria Hunniford and a trio of British bodybuilders including the current Mr Universe to examine packaging accessibility on Rip Off Britain. One of the problem products the team examine is the much-loved crumpet, with packaging which proves too tricky for two out of three bodybuilders. Dr Alaster Yoxall is Principal Research Fellow in Human […]

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Professorship awarded to Virginia Heath

Professor Virginia Heath

Virginia Heath has been awarded the title Professor of Film. The award is very well deserved and in recognition of Virginia’s significant contribution to her disciplinary specialism. Virginia Heath is a writer and director working in the fields of both fiction and documentary film. Her research practice is focused on creating a body of distinctive and internationally recognised films and […]

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Paul Atkinson’s ‘Delete’ featured in ICON magazine

ICON magazine logo

Professor Paul Atkinson is to be featured in the April edition of ICON magazine, in a six-page spread featuring examples of vapourware from Paul’s book Delete: A Design History of Computer Vapourware. See below for an extract: Vapourware is a term for computer products that a company announces, but doesn’t put into production. This might seem a straightforward concept, but […]

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Professor Babak Akhgar interviewed by BBC on crime prevention technology

Professor Babak Akhgar

Babak Akhgar, Professor of Informatics and member of the Communication and Computing Research Centre (CCRC), spoke to the BBC about monitoring and preventing cross-border gun crime by using international, multi-agency databases. One such tool is Odyssey, developed here in the Cultural, Communication and Computing Institute to help track ballistics data across Europe. BBC News Online [18 March 2014]

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Lab4Living’s Joe Langley wins NIHR Fellowship

Joe Langley (Lab4Living)

Joe Langley, Principal Research Fellow with Lab4Living, has recently been awarded a Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).  The fellowship will be co-hosted by Lab4Living at Sheffield Hallam University and the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care, Yorkshire and Humber (CLAHRC YH). In this project, Joe aim’s to understand how […]

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Esther Johnson’s ‘Chalk Trace’ screenings

Still from 'Chalk Trace' b y Esther Johnson, courtesy of Esther Johnson, of a school desk and a photograph of windows of a building near to a chalk line

Chalk Trace is a short film by Sheffield Hallam University’s Esther Johnson (Reader in Media Arts and Principal Lecturer in Film & Media Production). It is a short Random Act film for Film London and Channel 4. As a child in the 1950s, Ron Cockroft drew a chalk line from his school in Oldham to his home in Chadderton. Chalk […]

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The Design Journal moves to Sheffield Hallam University as Paul Atkinson becomes editor

Banner image of the Design Journal

After 16 years as editor of The Design Journal, Professor Rachel Cooper has handed the baton over to Professor Paul Atkinson, Professor of Design and Design History at the Art and Design Research Centre. Rachel has edited the Journal since its inception in 1997, nurturing it into an internationally respected depository of design knowledge and debate. Professor Paul Atkinson, previously […]

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