CCRI Seminar Series – ‘Making things better – Snapshots of applied design research projects, methods, and intent’ with Heath Reed (Lab4Living)
Please join us on Wednesday 06 October for our next CCRI-wide seminar as part of the Culture & Creativity Research Institute Seminar Series, where we will be hearing from Lab4Living Principal Research Fellow Heath Reed on his research, exploring several recent and emerging strands of design research in Lab4Living, contributing to and supported by the Expanding Excellence in England and Global Challenge Research funds.
Making things better – Snapshots of applied design research projects, methods, and intent
This talk discloses some recent and emerging strands of design research undertaken by the product focused teams at the Lab4Living supported by Expanding Excellence England (E3) and the Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) that Heath is currently involved with. A longstanding ambition of his has been how we better understand, develop, and apply our skills and knowledge to both explore and help resolve issues of wellbeing and sustainability, how we ‘Make things better’. This is considered both in terms of ‘making’ as our primary method of enquiry and literally, how product outcomes can positively impact on people’s lives.
The discussion will include snapshots of method, project heritage, and how we identify opportunities through creative connections. Examples from the ‘Jugaad’ Assistive Technology (India), Playponics and Future Bathrooms Projects will be given.
CCRI Seminar Series – Making things better – Snapshots of applied design research projects, methods, and intent with Heath Reed
Wednesday 06 October, 1230-1330
If you’d like to come along please contact ! RIS Culture & Creativity RI Enquiries.
Heath currently works as one of the Lead Researchers delivering the E3, Future Home and 100 Year Life Projects at the Lab4Living. He has a long career in creative practice, working in Design Consultancy since the 1980s and Design research since 2007. He specialises in 3D Design, is fascinated by its role and value as research, and in in areas that show promise to translate to real improvements in quality of life, sustainability and wellbeing.
About the CCRI Seminar Series
We are currently relaunching our successful seminar series, continuing the regular insights into our researchers and the research we do in the Culture & Creativity Research Institute we explored with our previous C3RI Seminar Series.
If you are interested in hosting an external visitor, giving your own seminar about your research or would like to volunteer to hold a seminar session more geared towards staff development, please let us know at ! RIS Culture & Creativity RI Enquiries. You can find out about future seminars on the CCRI Impact Blog pages for 2021-2022.
It is our aim to record each and every one of our research seminars and we will make recordings available shortly afterwards on the staff intranet, in order to create an archive of our speakers and seminars.