Art, Design and Media research recognised in REF2021 for world leading and internationally excellent research impact

REF2021 results

The latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) results have now been released. We are delighted to share results from the Art, Design & Media Research Centre (ADRMC) and Lab4Living which demonstrate the impact that our research is having on society, culture and the economy. Key findings from REF2021: 90% of our research is World leading or internationally excellent (4* and 3*) 83.3% of our impact […]

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Exhibition: Design Futures: a retrospective – 20 years of design impact

Design Futures Retrospective exhibition

Lab4Living is delighted to host this month Design Futures: a retrospective. On show are selected projects from the last 20 years, conducted by Sheffield Hallam University’s packaging and product design group. Design Futures is a team of award-winning product and packaging designers and researchers. With frequent collaborations with Lab4Living, Design Futures is helping people to live longer, happier and healthier […]

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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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CCRI Seminar Series – ‘Just My Cup of Tea: Understanding How Cup Design Affects Drinking Ease for Older Adults’ with Professor Alaster Yoxall (ADMRC)

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Please join us on Wednesday 13 October for our next CCRI-wide seminar as part of the Culture & Creativity Research Institute Seminar Series, where we will be hearing from the Art, Design & Media Research Centre’s Professor Alaster Yoxall on his research in design and ergonomics with respect to an ageing population. Just My Cup of Tea: Understanding How Cup Design […]

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Delving into the roots of the electric guitar – Professor Paul Atkinson interviewed on the BBC World Service’s ‘The Forum’ about how the electric guitar has conquered popular music

Amplified: A Design History of the Electric Guitar

Professor Paul Atkinson, industrial designer and design historian at Sheffield Hallam and author of Amplified: A Design History of the Electric Guitar, has appeared on BBC World Service’s The Forum discussing how the electric guitar has conquered popular music. Professor Paul Atkinson is Professor of Design and Design History in the Art and Design Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University. […]

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CCRI Seminar Series – ‘Expanding Excellence: Reflections on a 14-year Journey’ with Professors Paul Chamberlain and Claire Craig

Composite seminar logo - Paul Chamberlain, 'Conversation Piece' by Paul Chamberlain, L4L logo and Claire Craig

Please join us on Wednesday 09 June for our first CCRI-wide seminar as part of the Culture & Creativity Research Institute Seminar Series, where we will be hearing from Professors Claire Craig and Paul Chamberlain on their journey to secure the Expanding Excellence in England (E3) Award to expand Lab4Living and further their excellent research in design and health. Expanding […]

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Ethical Roadmap published in Design For Health

Ethical Roadmap

Claire Craig, Helen Fisher and researchers from Northumbria University consider the ethical tensions and dilemmas faced in interdisciplinary research in a new journal article. The team has developed an Ethical Roadmap to support ethical practices in design and human-computer interaction (HCI) research. Available now in Design For Health: Development of an ethical roadmap – Claire Craig et al.

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Paul Chamberlain exhibits at Venice Biennial Architecture exhibition ‘Time Space Existence’

Conversation Piece

Paul Chamberlain (Lab4Living) is exhibiting a new collection of work at Venice Biennial Architecture exhibition “Time Space Existence” which opens 22 May 2021 and runs until 21 November 2021. The traditional structures of our every-day life and the spaces we inhabit are being challenged. Increased life expectancy, a global pandemic and technology pervading every aspect of our lives is blurring […]

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