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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Lab4Living welcomes visitors from Zurich’s University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)

This week Lab4Living welcomed Aisha Tawahni, Daniel Schuler, Aline Rueede and Evelyn Stainhauser, four occupational therapy students from Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland who are interested in learning more about design and occupational therapy. They were joined by Sheffield Hallam occupational therapy student Connie Kendall who is currently completing her ‘extended scope’ placement at Lab4Living. Over the week the […]

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Lab4Living hosts Creative Practices in Knowledge Mobilisation conference

Lab4Living is proud to be hosting a 2 day international workshop exploring Creative Practices in Knowledge Mobilisation. Using Lego, case studies, plenty of coffee and informed by existing models and theories in the landscape of Knowledge Mobilisation, a select group of experts will seek to define what creative practices and practitioners can bring to this field. They will build a […]

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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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