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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Claire Craig invited to speak at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section Housing Conference – Thursday 14 November 2019

Claire Craig and RCOT logo for seminar Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section Housing Conference

Dr Claire Craig has been invited to speak at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section Housing Conference in Newcastle on Thursday 14 November 2019. She will use this as an opportunity to share a programme of research she is engaged in with the Lab4Living team focusing on the 100-Year Life and the Future Home. This is part of […]

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Claire Craig shares design research with Welsh therapists

Lab4Living's Claire Craig meeting Welsh OTs

October saw Lab4Living’s Claire Craig spend two days in Wales working with Occupational Therapists across Wales sharing a range of research informed design interventions and resources. Claire Sims, Head Occupational Therapist for ywel Dda UHB, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion County Councils and service lead Nicky Thomas specifically invited Claire to share her Journeying through Dementia programme and materials. These support […]

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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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