CCRI Seminar Series – ‘Just My Cup of Tea: Understanding How Cup Design Affects Drinking Ease for Older Adults’ with Professor Alaster Yoxall (ADMRC)

Seminar banner - Picture of Alaster Yoxall, ADMRC logo and picture of woman with mug being filmed

Please join us on Wednesday 13 October for our next CCRI-wide seminar as part of the Culture & Creativity Research Institute Seminar Series, where we will be hearing from the Art, Design & Media Research Centre’s Professor Alaster Yoxall on his research in design and ergonomics with respect to an ageing population. Just My Cup of Tea: Understanding How Cup Design […]

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Paul Chamberlain to present NESTORE work at final workshop

NESTORE final workshop

Paul Chamberlain will be presenting the work of the Lab4Living team on the NESTORE project alongside the 16 European project partners at an online event on the 27th February to mark the end of the project. Designers, developers, users, public authorities and businesses will come together at the final event to explore the lessons learnt in more than three years of […]

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Life Café project extends its reach

The Life Cafe

‘The Life Café. A space to uncover and share what is meaningful in life and in care’ As the Life Café kit is rolled out across the UK and beyond, we explore the programme of design research underpinning its development and some coverage of recent Life Cafés. The Design to Care Programme was an ambitious research project funded by the […]

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The 100 year life – drawing inspiration from older people

Monica Andrew

In this researcher blog post, Claire Craig reflects on the changing model of life stages: In their book, ‘the 100 year Life’ Gratton and Scott (2016) suggested that the three stage life (birth/education/work/retirement) would be replaced by a multi-stage life characterised by a range of transitions where individuals would engage in education/retraining/work/further education and skills development. In this dynamic model, […]

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Lab4Living hosts first 100-Year Life project International visitor

Visiting scholar Sonja Pedell

Lab4Living have been pleased to welcome Sonja Pedell, Director of the Future Selves Lab Swinburne Australia. Sonja has spent two months with members of the team, sharing her research and engaging in a range of activity, as Lab4Living kicks off its 100-Year Life project. She commenced her visit by giving a keynote on ageing research of the Future Self and […]

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The Life Café Kit video

Life Cafe

The Life Café video As phase 1 of the Design to Care Programme with Marie Curie comes to a close, Lab4Living researcher Helen Fisher has been working closely with Design Futures Packaging to get the Life Cafe kit production ready! Following her film and editing training with Raj Madaan at Madaan Media, they have created a promotional movie to share what […]

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Lab4Living celebrates ageing at Sheffcare event

Sheffcare event

Lab4Living supported a summer event that brought together over 100 older people across 10 Care homes in the city. Over the last 2 years members of the Lab4Living team have been working closely with Kathryn Rawlings, volunteer co-ordinator on a range of projects including work focusing on the co-design of products in partnership with older people living in the care […]

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