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

Image of a woman holding a map from an "exhibition-in-a-box". Image courtesy of NESTORE project's Professor Paul Chamberlain.

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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Wednesday 21 March 2018 – Lunchtime Seminar with Gemma Wheeler (Design Researcher at Lab4Living)

Banner image for Gemma Wheeler's C3RI Lunchtime seminar - courtesy of Gemma Wheeler

Speaker: Gemma Wheeler (Lab4Living) Title: Engaging patients, families and healthcare staff to explore and enhance patient participation in spinal cord injury rehabilitation: A design-led PhD case study A spinal cord injury is a devastating event that results in partial or complete paralysis and/or loss of sensation below the level of injury. It requires a long, complex, multidisciplinary rehabilitation process in […]

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

Image of a woman holding a map from an "exhibition-in-a-box". Image courtesy of NESTORE project's Professor Paul Chamberlain.

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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Professor Paul Chamberlain and Lab4Living awarded ‘Most Innovative Design for Ageing in the UK’ at the UK Over 50s Housing Awards 2017

Composite image - Inclusive bathroom design by Vitra, Vitra logo, Lab4Living logo and UK Over 50s Housing Award 2017 logo

Lab4Living, the interdisciplinary research cluster at Sheffield Hallam University which draws together researchers across design, creative practice and health, has been awarded the ‘Most Innovative Design for Ageing in the UK’ in 2017. The Awards Secretariat of the UK Over 50s Housing Awards 2017 made the final decision adjudicating the Award, which is for the adaption of the bathroom for […]

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‘New Domestic Landscapes’ – Professor Paul Chamberlain opens exhibition in Prague exploring the geographical shift of healthcare

Banner image of New Domestic Landscapes exhibition by Paul Chamberlain at Galerie UM in Prague

Professor Paul Chamberlain, Professor of Design and head of the Art & Design Research Centre at SHU, will be opening an exhibition titled New Domestic Landscapes at Galerie UM in Prague on 26 October 2017, running until 02 December. It is an exploration of the implications of the geographical shift of healthcare and the culture and practice of health interventions […]

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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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Journal Article: A comfort assessment of existing cervical orthoses – Dr Joe Langley – 50 free copies available

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The Ergonomics Journal has recently published an article by the HeadUp team entitled ‘A comfort assessment of existing cervical orthoses’.  This article is available online through most university libraries here. If you do not have institutional access to this journal please use this link to access a free copy of the article:  http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/3JeRABvjMay8RaVQfgSB/full     Abstract: Purpose: Identify location and intensity of […]

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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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Prof Paul Chamberlain to deliver 9th Keynote Lecture at London Doctoral Design Centre on 13 June 2017

Chamberlain Walker LDoc Keynote

The London Doctoral Design Centre (LDoc) has invited Prof Paul Chamberlain (Head of ADRC, Director of Lab4Living and Professor of Design) to deliver their ninth keynote lecture, along with Stuart Walker (Chair of Design for Sustainability and a Director of the ImaginationLancaster Research Centre at Lancaster University). The lecture will take place at 6.30pm on Tuesday 13th June 2017. The event […]

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