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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Lab4Living awarded £4 million by Research England

Lab4Living awarded £4m for world-leading design research

It was announced today that interdisciplinary research group Lab4Living has been awarded £4 million in funding from Research England in recognition of its excellence in design-led research. The award will allow the Lab to further develop its work through funded projects, public engagement and an expanded team of researchers and postgraduate students, with a particular focus on the 100 year life and the future […]

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8 Lab4Living PhD studentships announced

Lab4Living PhD studentships

Lab4Living is pleased to announce 8 new PD studentships in Art and Design. We invite PhD applications from candidates interested in joining Lab4Living: a design led interdisciplinary research group at Sheffield Hallam University, recognised for its world-leading research in design for health and award-winning products and interventions that positively impact on people’s lives. Lab4Living has secured national funding to build the […]

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

Proceedings of Design4Health2018

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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‘Designing a Community of Care: From creative research to practice’ – Paul Chamberlain and Claire Craig to give keynotes at Dutch Design Week 2018

Dutch Design Week logo , plus image from Sander van Wettum - taken from website at https://stimuleringsfonds.nl/en/latest/news/22_oct_designing_a_community_of_care_from_creative_research_to_practice/

22 October 2018 – Designing a Community of Care: From creative research to practice During the Dutch Design Week 2018, Creative Industries Fund NL and Waag are organising the Designing a Community of Care: From creative research to practice network meeting, in association with the Aedes-Actiz Knowledge Centre for Housing, Care and Welfare and the Who Cares team. In the Netherlands […]

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‘HOSPITAbLe: New Domestic Landscape’ – Exhibition of Professor Paul Chamberlain’s furniture opens at Sheffield’s Yorkshire Artspace on 03 September 2018

Banner image for HOSPITAbLe - exhibition by Paul Chamberlain

Taking place alongside major international conference Design4Health, HOSPITAbLe is a collection of furniture created by Professor Paul Chamberlain that reflects upon and challenges an ambiguous future domestic landscape that presents hybrid functionality and confused visual language and soundscape. HOSPITAbLe Yorkshire Artspace, Persistence Works Sheffield Monday 03 September 2018 – Sunday 16 September 2018, 10AM – 4PM Free admission. Download the flyer here. […]

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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. With NESTORE and EC logos.

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. With NESTORE and EC logos.

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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