Design Futures win at this years UK Packaging Awards

  The Design Futures Packaging team within the ADMRC in SSA have won 2 awards at this years UK Packaging Awards, one of the UK ‘s biggest packaging competitions. The team has won ‘Design Team of the Year’ and also ‘Resource Efficient Pack of the year’.   It is the 4th time in the last 6 years that we have […]

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Lullabies transforming lives in Zambia

A project which harnesses the power of song to spread vital healthcare messages among African women has been highlighted in an article in the i. The Life-Saving Lullabies project is led by Sheffield Hallam design expert Professor David Swann in collaboration with first-aid charity St John Zambia and Dr James Reid and Professor Barry Doyle from the University of Huddersfield. It […]

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Lab4Living OT Placement students’ Researcher Blog: The Reflective journey

OT student placements

Three Occupational Therapy (OT) students at Sheffield Hallam University have been given the opportunity to undertake an extended scope placement within Lab4Living in the Art and Design Research Centre. The purpose of their placement, agreed in conjunction with Lab4Living’s Dr Claire Craig and Helen Fisher, is to develop an intervention that fosters and enables the communication of challenging topics through […]

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Design Futures collaborate with Bailey of Sheffield to develop revolutionary quick-release stainless steel bracelet clasp

Quick-release stainless steel bracelet clasp - Design Futures and Bailey of Sheffield

Industrial designers at Sheffield Hallam University have collaborated with a local jewellery firm to develop a revolutionary new product. Bailey of Sheffield, a firm which engineers stainless steel jewellery at their base in the Portland Works, enlisted Design Futures to design a unique quick release clasp for a stainless steel bracelet, a feature that is not readily available in the […]

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Design Futures shortlisted in three categories at the 2019 UK Packaging Awards

The Design Futures packaging team has been shortlisted in three categories at this years prestigious UK Packaging awards. Winners will be announced at the awards evening on Thursday 7th November, 2019, at the Grosvenor House, London. Their shortlisting for the ‘Best New Concept Award’ is for their development of an environmentally responsible cool box that uses sheep wool and corrugated […]

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ADRC welcomes visiting design researcher from Delhi

Visiting researcher Avika Sood

For two weeks in July 2019, the Art & Design Research Centre is joined by a visiting design researcher to work on projects currently in development in Lab4Living and Design Futures. Avika Sood, a recent MA graduate from Sushant School of Art and Architecture, is working with designers Heath Reed and Andy Stanton on projects including ‘Playponics‘, a suite of […]

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SIP success: Design Futures’ festive pop-up shop raises nearly £500 for Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity

Image of John Kirkby at the Design Futures SIP pop-up festive shop

Design Futures raised nearly £500 for Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity at their festive pop-up shop last month, selling products the packaging design consultancy had designed the packaging for as part of the Sheffield Innovation Programme. John Kirkby and his team within the University’s design consultancy, Design Futures, have been supporting local businesses across the region and providing packaging expertise as part of […]

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Design Futures awarded Design Team of the Year at the UK Packaging Awards!

Image of UK Packaging Awards 2017 logo and (L-R) Hal Cruttenden (comedian), OPRL award sponser Jane Bevis, Design Futures' Peter Macqueen and Phillip Chadwick (Packaging News editor)

Update: Find out more about Design Futures’ win on both Packaging News and the SHU Media Centre. Sheffield Hallam University’s packaging design team, Design Futures, are celebrating after winning the distinguished national title of Design Team of the Year in the UK Packaging Awards – the leading industry awards in the country. Other category winners were some of the UK’s […]

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