Design For Health Vol 5 issue 1 Apr 2021, edited by Paul Chamberlain

Design For Health

In the first issue of the year, Design For Health purposely presents a collection of papers that exemplify the diversity of approaches and applications in design and health. This issue presents papers adopting more traditional quantitative studies alongside positioning papers that don’t necessary present answers but raise and encourage debate on important emerging issues and potential new spaces for research […]

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Ethical Roadmap published in Design For Health

Ethical Roadmap

Claire Craig, Helen Fisher and researchers from Northumbria University consider the ethical tensions and dilemmas faced in interdisciplinary research in a new journal article. The team has developed an Ethical Roadmap to support ethical practices in design and human-computer interaction (HCI) research. Available now in Design For Health: Development of an ethical roadmap – Claire Craig et al.

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Professor Paul Atkinson’s ‘Amplified: The Design History of the Electric Guitar’ reviewed by The Wire

Hallam professor traces design history of the electric guitar in new book. Professor of Design and Design History, Paul Atkinson, has written a book about the design history and development of the electric guitar, from invention through to mass production.  The book, ‘Amplified: The Design History of the Electric Guitar’ has been reviewed by The Wire (page 3), and “offers […]

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Discovering Dementia book launch

Today Lab4Living launches a new book, aimed at people recently diagnosed with dementia, which is more akin to visual poetry than the usual way that information about the condition is provided. Discovering Dementia is the result of a collaboration between design researcher, Claire Craig, poet John Killick and artist Sophie Standing. Claire and John had for some time recognised that […]

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Amplified: A Design History of the Electric Guitar by Paul Atkinson

Amplified: A Design History of the Electric Guitar

Professor Paul Atkinson‘s new book Amplified: A Design History of the Electric Guitar traces the history of the design and development of the electric guitar as it became a mass-produced object made, sold and played all over the world. Paul shows how, over the years, amateur makers, part-time tinkerers, musicians, enthusiasts, designers and corporations have developed its design, its looks […]

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Struggling to be seen: The travails of Palestinian cinema

Professor Anandi Ramamurthy has had her new book “Struggling to be seen: The travails of Palestinian cinema” published by Daraja Press. The book explores the challenges Palestinian filmmakers confront to develop a cinema that gives expression to the national narrative. It is based on collaborative research involving Film Lab Palestine, Sheffield Palestine Cultural Exchange and Sheffield Hallam University. It explores […]

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Nurse experiences of racism during Covid-19 focus of new film project

Nurses from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are being invited to share their experiences of discrimination during the coronavirus pandemic for a new research and documentary project.   Academics from Culture and Creativity Research Institute and the College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences at Sheffield Hallam University have teamed up with film network Migrant Media to launch Nursing […]

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The Design Journal Vol. 23 issue 5, Sep 2020, edited by Paul Atkinson

The Design Journal Vol 23 issue 5

In the latest issue of the Design Journal, editor Prof Paul Atkinson considers how we are adapting to ‘The New Normal’ in the COVID-19 era. In particular, he considers how the ‘hacked’ or innovated temporary design solutions to immediate problems are gradually being replaced with more permanent, professionally design alternatives. Newly-designed solutions continue to emerge. But more pressing for design […]

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Design4Health2020 proceedings published

Design4Health has published its biggest set of official proceedings yet. The Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Design4Health, Amsterdam, 2020 are now available in four volumes at www.design4health.org.uk. When the Design4Health2020 conference organising committee collectively chose ‘The Future is Now!’ as the theme for the 2020 conference we had not anticipated a future shaped by the emergence and ensuing […]

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