TacMap exhibition at Naidex National, NEC – 29 April 2014

Header for TacMap

TacMap is a research and development project with an aim of a navigation system for the blind that provides a tactile and visual language that can be understood by both sighted and blind users. The innovative navigation and information system aims to make organisations inclusive, accessible and safe for blind, partially sighted and sighted people. Working together, a unique dual […]

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Lab4Living connecting with New Zealand’s Design for Health and Wellbeing Lab

The Design for Health and Wellbeing Lab is a collaboration between AUT’s School Art and Design and the Auckland District Health Board. The lab has been initiated with the vision of developing an intentional relationship between design process and the area of health and wellbeing. The lab is structured on a project by project basis and is underpinned by interdisciplinary collaboration and […]

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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

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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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