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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Lab4Living on tour! Our work in India

Lab4Living in India

During March this year members of the Lab4Living team undertook a mammoth overseas trip taking in Delhi, Mumbai and Surabaya in eastern Java. Designers Heath Reed and Andy Stanton are delivering projects in school and community settings under a new UK Government funding programme. The work is funded through the ‘Frugal Innovation’ theme in Sheffield Hallam University’s ‘Global Challenge Research Fund‘ […]

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Dr. Claire Craig ‘Design Hero’ at the EAD PhD Gathering

Dr Claire Craig at EAD PhD Gathering

Lab4Living’s Dr. Claire Craig was invited as one of four Design Heroes to the PhD gathering at the European Academy of Design conference in Dundee. The event, organised by Sara Nevay, a PhD student at Dundee, brought together over 60 PhD students from across the globe to discuss their work, to share both insights and experiences of undertaking Design Research. […]

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The Design Journal Vol. 22 issue 3, edited by Paul Atkinson

The Design Journal Vol. 22 issue 3

The third issue of Volume 22 of The Design Journal has now been published, and includes a book review by SHU Graphic Design lecturer Jame Corazzo. In his editorial, Transitions, editor Prof Paul Atkinson draws parallels with song lyrics exploring themes of change and transition. Paul notes that ‘designers deal with change on an everyday basis, and change inevitably involves 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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Wednesday 08 May 2019 – Lunchtime Seminar with Professor Paul Atkinson (Design & Design History) and Professor Virginia Heath (Film)

Title: Hairy Guys in Sheds / Three Chords and the Truth (with ‘work in progress’ film screening and live performance) Speakers: Professor Paul Atkinson and Professor Virginia Heath Abstract Emerging as a side project from research into a book on the design history of electric guitars, Hairy Guys in Sheds is the title of an article written by Paul Atkinson looking at […]

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Around the world in 100 days with Lab4Living

Lab4Living projects map Spring 2019

The Easter break has given the Lab4Living team time to reflect on the year so far, and the opportunities our team have been able to explore. From Dundee to Plymouth, from Bristol to Bangor, and many places in between, we’ve been lucky enough to work with partners across the length and breadth of the UK. Internationally, too, the team have […]

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Monday 13 May 2019 – ‘Fighting for Life’: Lab4Living hosts play at the Crucible Theatre

Fighting for Life

You are cordially invited to a play: ‘Fighting for Life’ by Brian Daniels Monday 13th May 2019 hosted by Lab4Living, Sheffield Hallam University in partnership with Brian Daniels and the Crucible Theatre Sheffield.   ‘Fighting for life’ is a play by award winning writer, Brian Daniels. Inspired by the experiences of the Findlay family, it explores issues relating to end […]

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