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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Design4Health 2015

Design4Health 2015, #D4H2015 came to a close after running from the 13th-16th July. The event encompassed a conference, exhibition and 24 hour design4health challenge, Lego Serious Play, Open Space, a Yarn Lounge, Giant Operation. With headline sponsor Yorkshire and Humber AHSN – we created an environment focused on creative practices that enable healthcare innovation, that challenge people to think differently […]

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Design4Health – The 24-hour Design Challenge

24 hours is a long time to be working, especially on a tough subject and in a genuinely participatory setting. Still, for the three teams that made up the 24hr Design Challenge participants on the 13th and 14th of July this is exactly what they did. The Design Challenge ran across the first two days of the 2015 Design4Health conference, […]

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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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