Call for papers: Design4Health2020 Amsterdam

Call for Papers D4H2020

The call for papers is now out and registration open for the 6th Design4Health conference, which takes place next July in Amsterdam. DesignLab at University of Twente, Waag | technology & society, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and Lab4Living at Sheffield Hallam University are pleased to invite papers from researchers and practitioners for the sixth European Design4Health conference 2020, in Amsterdam, […]

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Wednesday 20 February 2019 – Lunchtime seminar with Professor Alaster Yoxall (Professor of Packaging Ergonomics)

Images for Professor Alaster Yoxall's C3RI Research Seminar - courtesy of Alaster Yoxall

Speaker: Professor Alaster Yoxall (Professor of Packaging Ergonomics) Title: Designing a tool for determining the thickness of fluids for patients with dysphagia using a mixed-methods approach Between 50 and 75% of residents in nursing homes have swallowing difficulties. For frail older adults difficulties with eating and drinking can be life threatening and possibly result in pneumonia, the second most common (and serious) infection […]

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Professorship awarded to Alaster Yoxall

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​We are pleased to announce that Alaster Yoxall has been recognised by the Professoriate Committee for his outstanding contribution to Sheffield Hallam and beyond, and now holds the Professorship of Packaging Ergonomics. Alaster has been involved in the ‘Inclusive Design’ of packaging for a little over 12 years. He was the UK’s technical expert in the development of ISO 17480 Packaging […]

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Integrating the Packaging and Product Experience in Food and Beverages – A Road-Map to Consumer Satisfaction – Features chapter by Dr Alaster Yoxall

Cover of Integrating the Packaging and Product Experience in Food and Beverages: A Road-Map to Consumer Satisfaction (Woodhead Publishing - courtesy of Alaster Yoxall)

Integrating the Packaging and Product Experience in Food and Beverages: A Road-Map to Consumer Satisfaction focuses on the interrelationship between packaging and the product experience. In both industry and academia there has been a growing interest in investigating approaches that capture consumer responses to products that go beyond traditional sensory and liking measures. These approaches include assessing consumers’ emotional responses, […]

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Researcher Blog by Dr Alaster Yoxall: #1 – Wrap Rage

Wrap Rage: Food Openability

About the author Dr Alaster Yoxall is Principal Research Fellow in Human Centered Engineering and is based in Design Futures within the Art & Design Research Centre. In this post, Alaster introduces us to ‘Wrap Rage’ and the ways he making a difference in the realm of food packaging.   I’ll begin this blog with a question.  Hand’s up if […]

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Wednesday 15 February 2017 – lunchtime seminar with Dr Alaster Yoxall (Design Futures, SHU)

Image of opening single portion packaging

Speaker: Dr Alaster Yoxall (Principle Research Fellow in Human Centred Engineering, Design Futures) Title: “The Good The Bad and the Ugly”: Understanding the role of single portion packaging and nutrition in a hospital environment Alaster has been involved in the ‘Inclusive Design’ of packaging for a little over 10 years and has presented work in Australia, Thailand, Germany, The Netherlands […]

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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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