Dr Claire Craig: Sharing practice in Switzerland

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Dr Claire Craig was recently invited to ZHAW Institute in Switzerland to implement a module focusing on design and innovative approaches to healthcare. This is the eighth year that Claire has contributed to curriculum innovation and this module focuses on potential new and emerging areas of practice for the occupational therapy workforce in Switzerland. Students had the opportunity to learn […]

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“Exhibition-in-a-box”: NESTORE’s road to co-creation

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Literature highlights that the reason for non-acceptance of health technologies is complex. The context where the technologies will operate and how they relate to the end users’ lives are key factors. Involvement of end users throughout the process is therefore key to successful adoption. Researchers in Lab4Living at Sheffield Hallam University have dedicated the last four months to engaging with […]

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First NESTORE co-creation workshop takes place in Sheffield, UK

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A key strength of the methodological approach followed in NESTORE is the engagement of end-users at all stages of the design process. Participatory methods permeate every aspect of the research in order to ensure that the end-product reflects the community’s needs and perceptions. It was with great excitement therefore that February saw the coming together of the ‘expert-by-experience’ group in […]

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NESTORE: Novel Empowering Solutions and Technologies for Older people to Retain Everyday life activities

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The NESTORE ‘expert by experience group’ (EBE) met this week at Lab4Living in Sheffield to reflect and build upon the initial findings from the community living older people workshops that have been conducted over the past two months in the UK. The workshops have explored what is meaningful in people lives and adopts the “exhibition-in-a-box” method developed and facilitated by […]

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AHRC Next Generation Design Research Workshop hosted at the Head Post Office, Sheffield on 24 January 2018

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The Sheffield Institute of Arts will be the venue for the second AHRC Next Generation Design Research Workshop of 2018. The workshop, scheduled for Wednesday 24 January 2018, is designed to explore the processes involved in applying for an AHRC grant and will be particularly helpful for researchers looking to secure their first AHRC funding grant and for other researchers […]

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‘Where OT meets IT’: Claire Craig delivers keynote at the European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education conference

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Claire Craig gave a keynote address this week at the conference of the European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education (ENOTHE) in Zagreb. The keynote, entitled Where OT Meets IT aims to explore the harnessing of the potential of digital technologies to promote health and wellbeing. Claire addressed the conference on Friday 27 October. Where OT meets IT – Keynote by Claire Craig 23rd […]

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Lab4Living: Intersections of Practice – Symposium to be held in Sheffield on 19 September 2017

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Lab4Living: Intersections of Practice During this one day symposium national and international experts explore the intersections of practice between design and health. Participants attending the symposium will have the opportunity to listen and engage with a series of keynote presentations by researchers in health, design, film and fine art. We will consider, discuss and debate the opportunities, challenges and possibilities […]

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Researcher Blog by Dr Claire Craig: Lab4Living 10th Anniversary, Looking Back, Looking Forward

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About the author Claire Craig is Reader in Design and Creative Practice in Health in the Art & Design Research Centre (ADRC) and Co-Director of the interdisciplinary research group Lab4Living. Claire’s research focusses on the role of creative practices in improving quality of life and well-being for people living with dementia.   Claire recently took part in a number of events to mark […]

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Journal Editorship: Design for Health

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Launched at the European Academy of Design’s (EAD) 12th conference at Sapienza University of Rome in Italy in April 2017, Design for Health is an international refereed journal covering all aspects of design and creative practice in the context of health and wellbeing. The Journal is published twice a year and provides a forum for design and health scholars, design professionals, health-care practitioners, […]

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