Dr David Swann to Present at COP26

Dr David Swann, Professor in Design at Sheffield Hallam University and the Principal Investigator of the award-winning, GCRF Life-Saving Lullabies project, has been invited present the team’s novel zero-cost approach as part of the Resilience Hub at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow to highlight opportunities for arts-based methods to facilitate and support net zero research.  Home of Race […]

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Human rights and social justice – can lullabies save lives?

Sheffield Hallam researchers are tackling poverty, inequality and discrimination across the globe. This week we’ve been celebrating their achievements to mark Human Rights Day. Design researcher Dr David Swann and team have discovered that traditional lullabies are a memorable, zero-cost and zero-carbon way to spread important health information to young mothers in Zambia.   You can learn more about this […]

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Professor David Swann & The ‘Life-Saving Lullabies’ Team wins Best in Class for Social Impact at the 2020 Good Design Awards

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We are pleased to report that the Life-Saving Lullabies project has been announced as the Best in Class for Social Impact as part of the Good Design Awards 2020! The annual Good Design Awards program is one of the oldest and most prestigious international design awards in the world, promoting excellence in design and innovation since 1958. See the announcement […]

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War Child Holland and Partners make MacArthur Foundation award shortlist for ‘Can’t Wait to Learn’

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High-scoring 100&Change applicants featured in Bold Solutions Network Amsterdam, The Netherlands, February 19 2020 The MacArthur Foundation today revealed that War Child Holland and coalition partners – including Save the Children, Butterfly Works, &Ranj and Sheffield Hallam University – have been shortlisted for the final stage of the 100&Change competition. The coalition has been recognised for its Can’t Wait to Learn e-learning programme […]

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Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Design4Health, Sheffield, UK, 4th – 6th September 2018

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The proceedings of the 5th Design4Health conference have been published online at Design4Health. The 90 individual peer reviewed papers were published online in September 2018 and have now been brought together in two online volumes, edited by Lab4Living staff Kirsty Christer, Claire Craig and Dan Wolstenholme. The papers were presented at the 5th international conference, which was hosted once more by Lab4Living and […]

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Wednesday 23 January 2019 – Lunchtime seminar with Professor David Swann (Professor in Design)

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Speaker: Professor David Swann (Professor in Design, Subject Leader for Product, Furniture and Interior) Title: Work in Progress Funded by the Art and Design Research Centre (ADRC) and the Department of Art & Design this lunchtime seminar will share research activities related to three of David’s on-going projects: Kos: Material Witnesses Warchild: Digital Tablet Desks UNICEF: U-Think Biography: David is […]

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CHEAD Research Alliance: Next Generation Design Leadership – Event at Derby University on 07 March 2018

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The Council for Higher Education in Art & Design (CHEAD) will be holding a Research Alliance Network event on the morning of Wednesday 07 March at Derby University entitled ‘Next Generation Design Leadership’ featuring SHU’s Professor of Design, David Swann. CHEAD Research Alliance: Next Generation Design Leadership School of the Arts, Derby University DE22 3AW Wednesday 07 March 2018, 9.30AM – […]

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D for Design: Professor David Swann’s inaugural Professorial lecture at SHU – 23 January 2018

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David Swann, Professor of Design and Subject Group Leader for Product & Furniture Design at the Sheffield Institute of Arts, will be hosting his inaugural lecture on Tuesday 23 January 2018, presenting a selection of projects, milestones and experiences that have shaped his design research practice: past, present and future. D for Design Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 6PM – 8PM (lecture […]

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Professorship awarded to David Swann

Professor David Swann

We are pleased to announce that David Swann has been awarded a Professorship in Design. David is a double graduate of the Royal College of Art (MDes Industrial Design 1991 and PhD 2011). His design research is grounded in global healthcare challenges. In 2014, David won the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design’s World Design Impact Prize. In the […]

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