A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion – Dr Alison Gwilt

Front cover of A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion by Dr Alison Gwilt

Packed with full-colour images from contributors such as Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney, Edun and People Tree, A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion is a much-needed handbook for academics, researchers, students and professionals in the fashion and textiles industries. Beginning with a reflection on current models of fashion design and production, this book introduces the key issues associated with the production, […]

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Esther Johnson’s ‘Chalk Trace’ screenings

Still from 'Chalk Trace' b y Esther Johnson, courtesy of Esther Johnson, of a school desk and a photograph of windows of a building near to a chalk line

Chalk Trace is a short film by Sheffield Hallam University’s Esther Johnson (Reader in Media Arts and Principal Lecturer in Film & Media Production). It is a short Random Act film for Film London and Channel 4. As a child in the 1950s, Ron Cockroft drew a chalk line from his school in Oldham to his home in Chadderton. Chalk […]

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The Design Journal moves to Sheffield Hallam University as Paul Atkinson becomes editor

Banner image of the Design Journal

After 16 years as editor of The Design Journal, Professor Rachel Cooper has handed the baton over to Professor Paul Atkinson, Professor of Design and Design History at the Art and Design Research Centre. Rachel has edited the Journal since its inception in 1997, nurturing it into an internationally respected depository of design knowledge and debate. Professor Paul Atkinson, previously […]

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Lab4Living hosts Simon Denegri on behalf of CLAHRC SY

Lab4Living - Simon Denegri

On 18 December 2013 Lab4Living hosted a session chaired by Professor Sue Mawson (Director of CLAHRC SY) for special guest Simon Denegri. Simon is Chair of INVOLVE and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) National Director for Public Participation and Engagement in Research. The session gave Lab4Living a platform to showcase some of the novel ways in which design research […]

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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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Lab4Living wins The Health Foundation SHINE award

2012-10 Lab4Living SHINE aware - Spinal injury workshop

In collaboration with the Princess Royal Spinal Injury Unity and the Clinical Improvement Team at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust, Lab4Living has been successful in winning a SHINE award from The Health Foundation to implement the spinal injury design workshops and ‘measure’ the impact of them on the spinal injury patients using various clinical metrics. Building on previous work between Lab4Living and the Princess Royal Spinal unit, the […]

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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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