Design for Health Symposium 2019, Auckland University of Technology

The Good Health Design team with Lab4Living

Lab4Living researchers Claire Craig and Helen Fisher continue their trip to Australia and New Zealand at the Design for Health Symposium on 19th and 20th September: A focal point of Claire and Helen’s trip ‘down under’ was the Design for Health Symposium, hosted by Good Health Design at the Auckland University of Technology. Claire presented a keynote posing the question […]

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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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‘Living Longer, Living Well’ – 11 September 2019

Banner image - Attendees of the 'Living Longer, Living Well' symposium at University of Canberra, featuring Dr Fanke Peng, Dr Claire Craig and Helen Fisher

Living Longer, Living Well – 11th September 2019 Living Longer, Living Well was a dynamic one-day event that brought together leaders from Australian government, academics, older people’s groups, students and clinicians to explore the potential of design and design research to inform strategy and reframe notions of ageing in place. The event was organised by and hosted by ThinkPlace, a strategic design consultancy […]

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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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Building inter-sectoral collaborations

Building inter-sectoral collaboration

A key element of the current work being undertaken by Lab4Living‘s Helen Fisher and Claire Craig in Australia in relation to the 100-Year Life project is to meet with and work with researchers across a range of different settings (HEIs, Industry, NGOs, hospitals and other organisations). Helen and Claire were excited to meet with Prof. Synneve Dahlin-Ivanoff, Dr. Daniela Castro […]

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Expanding Excellence: Claire and Helen’s visit to Canberra University, Australia continues

Claire Craig and Fanke Peng with Professor Jason Bainbridge, University of Canberra

Dr Claire Craig and Helen Fisher were today welcomed by Professor Jason Bainbridge, Canberra University’s Executive Dean of Faculty of Arts and Design. Professor Bainbridge has published widely on strategic communication, media and merchandising, popular culture and the law. The meeting offered an opportunity to share mutual research interests and to identify potential areas for collaboration.  Claire and Helen are being […]

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‘Living Longer, Living Well’ – Lab4Living working with University of Canberra on co-creation design symposium

Living Longer, Living Well banner image for symposium with Claire Craig and Fanke Peng

Taking place this week in Canberra, Australia, Living Longer, Living Well is a design symposium co-creating innovative approaches to Australia’s ageing population. Lab4Living‘s Dr Claire Craig will be speaking at the event during her visit with researcher Helen Fisher‘s visit to Australia and New Zealand this month where they begin a programme of engagement in the research and establishing research collaborations with colleagues […]

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Lab4Living’s Claire Craig and Helen Fisher in Australia engaging researchers in the 100-Year life project

The Lab4Living 100-Year Life project is a three-year research programme that recognises the potential opportunities that longevity offers. As part of this programme, Dr Claire Craig and Helen Fisher have travelled to the Southern Hemisphere to begin a programme of engagement in the research and establishing research collaborations with colleagues from a range of different sectors in Australia and New Zealand. […]

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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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