HSRN 2014 – Design4Health Space

In the Health Services Research Network (HSRN) Symposium 2013, Trish Greenhalgh suggested that new, more engaged research approaches “are strangled at birth in the name of rigour”.  She argued that the research establishment was hostile to the kind of health services research that might make a difference, providing insight into the complexities of the NHS (from Tara Lamonts’ blog http://taralamont.blogspot.co.uk/).   […]

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24-hour Design4Health Challenge

Design 4 Health 2013 was pleased to host a 24hour Design Challenge as a precursor to the conference! This was sponsored by the Motor Neurone Disease Association, Devices for Dignity and User-Centred Health Design which is part of the NIHR funded South Yorkshire CLAHRC (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care). The Design Challenge is facilitated by Julia Cassim, Visiting Senior Research Fellow of the Helen Hamlyn […]

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Design4Health 2011 Proceedings

The Official Proceedings of D4H2011 are now published and available to download here. The conference attracted high quality research from all over the world and the organisers are pleased  to be able to collect these papers together and make them available to a wider audience. Individual papers will be available as separate PDF files in the near future – please check the D4H website for updates. We hope you […]

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Design4Health 2013

The Lab4Living team would like to thank all the delegates, exhibitors and presenters from around the world, that came to Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University for the 2nd Design 4 Health event. There were 104 delegates representing a total of 19 different countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden and USA. This […]

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New exhibition celebrates Lab4Living’s achievements

The Lab4Living team hopes to inspire the next generation of design researchers

From visiting 10 Downing Street to discuss the role of design in public health to supporting people diagnosed with dementia in Scotland, Hallam’s Lab4Living is applying research and innovation to real-world issues. Over at our Head Post Office building, a new exhibition is showcasing Lab4Living’s projects and achievements. With the exhibition running until Saturday 13 April, Professor Paul Chamberlain and Professor Claire Craig (Co-Directors of Lab4Living) […]

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Design For Health Vol 7 issue 1, April 2023

Design For Health Vol 7 issue 1

Pull together In his editorial, Pull Together, Paul Atkinson reflects on recent humanitarian disasters, crises, conflict and economic recession, and notes how people from a wide range of backgrounds and different walks of life are coming together to try and help. He believes this shows there is potential for design for healthcare practitioners and researchers to work with others to make […]

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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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Lab4Living leads on Special Issue in Evidence & Policy journal

Creativity and Co-production

An interdisciplinary global editorial team, convened by Lab4Living’s Dr Joe Langley, has launched a call for papers for a special issue of journal Evidence & Policy. The editors seek expressions of interest on papers exploring Creativity, Co-production and healthy societies in the context of evidence and policy. Evidence & Policy is an international peer reviewed journal of research, debate and […]

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