Professor Lise Autogena’s new exhibition ‘Black Shoals; Dark Matter – a Stock Market Planetarium’ opens on 03 December 2015 at Somerset House

Black Shoals; Dark Matter - banner image

Black Shoals; Dark Matter is an art work by artists Lise Autogena, Professor of Cross-Disciplinary Art at SHU, and Joshua Portway. The planetarium is a real-time representation of the financial markets, driven by huge quantities of live trading data from the world’s stock exchanges. Companies are represented as stars that flicker and glow as shares are traded around the world, […]

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Dr Esther Johnson’s film, ‘Alone Together, The Social Life of Benches’ to be shown as part of the Michael Young Centenary Conference

Banner for 'Alone Together' by Esther Johnson, from the film website

Dr Esther Johnson‘s film, Alone Together, the Social Life of Benches illuminates the thoughts and memories of frequent users of two public spaces in London: General Gordon Square, Woolwich and St Helier Open Space, Sutton. Revolving around the micro-space of the humble bench, the emotional and experiential capacity of film is used as an instrument to highlight themes such as […]

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Design Futures Packaging team awarded ‘Design Team of the Year’ at UK Packaging Awards 2015

Design Futures logo and UK Packaging Awards logo

Design Futures Packaging team have won the prestigious Design Team of the Year 2015 award at the UK Packaging Awards at the Hilton Park Lane earlier this week. The Design Futures team was recognised for its inclusive and genuinely multidisciplinary approach, applying different perspectives to solve problems and exploit opportunities for its clients which include both large multinationals and SME’s. […]

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Maria Hanson in live jewellery performance ‘JUNK: Rubbish to Gold’

Junk - Rubbish to Gold logo

Maria Hanson, Reader in Metalwork and Jewellery at Sheffield Hallam University, is one of 50 jewellers taking part in JUNK: Rubbish to Gold, a playful exploration of community economies (exchange, giving, bartering, gathering, earning, harvesting); putting on display the process of creating the ‘work of art’. The performance is being live-streamed on screens in the mac Birmingham and the Museum […]

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Lab4Living presents at the Sheffield Microsystems Coaching Academy Expo

Lab4Living Sheffield MCA Expo 2015

Lab4Living‘s Joe Langley, Dan Wolstenholme and Rebecca Partridge recently ran a workshop at the Sheffield Microsystems Coaching Academy Expo demonstrating how some of the creative practices from participatory design might compliment and augment the Microsystems service improvement approach. Their workshop was filled to capacity with 45 delegates from the Expo and included the Godfather of the Microsystems approach; Paul Batalden. […]

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Lab4Living using Lego Serious Play methodology to define identity, purpose and strategy

Lab4Living - Lego Serious Play

Matt Dexter, Research Associate with Lab4Living, has been trained and certified in the Lego Serious Play methodology as an LSP facilitator. We are now beginning a journey to exploration to see how this methodology can be adapted and evolved to enhance and support innovation in the healthcare field; service innovation and device/technology innovation. This team is a Community Support team […]

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Lab4Living wins more NIHR i4i funding for the Support4All project

Lab4Living: Support4All More NIHR i4i funding

Heidi Probst and Heath Reed have won another National Institute for Health Research Invention for Innovation (NIHR i4i) project for Lab4Living. With a development fund of £576,000, the Lab4Living team with clinical and industrial partners can now move forward with the development of a support device that will allow accurate positioning of the breast on a day-to-day basis, that is […]

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