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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The Design Journal Vol. 23 issue 1, edited by Paul Atkinson

Design Journal 23.1

The Design Journal’s first issue of Volume 23 – and of the new decade – has now been published, and includes articles by several ADRC staff. In his editorial, ‘Root and Branch’, editor Prof Paul Atkinson considers a number of themes emerging in this issue’s papers. The first theme of ‘developing cultures’ is explored in James Corazzo (SHU Lecturer in […]

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War Child Holland and Partners make MacArthur Foundation award shortlist for ‘Can’t Wait to Learn’

CWTL Banner with logos for &ranj, War Child, Sheffield Hallam University, Butterfly Works and Save the Children

High-scoring 100&Change applicants featured in Bold Solutions Network Amsterdam, The Netherlands, February 19 2020 The MacArthur Foundation today revealed that War Child Holland and coalition partners – including Save the Children, Butterfly Works, &Ranj and Sheffield Hallam University – have been shortlisted for the final stage of the 100&Change competition. The coalition has been recognised for its Can’t Wait to Learn e-learning programme […]

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Life Cafés are on the market!

Life Cafe is launched

The Life Café kit is now available to purchase via Marie Curie! It’s amazing to think that we began our work with Marie Curie on the Design to Care Programme in just 2017 and we now have an evidence-based product on the market. This is particularly made possible by the wonderful and award winning Design Futures Packaging (http://www.designfuturesgroup.com/packaging-design) team, who […]

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Lab4Living presents ONE/ Exhibition

Lab4Living ONE/ Exhibition

As part of the 100 Year Life Project, supported by Research England, Lab4Living is exploring the question: “We are surrounded by objects that shape our existence, from our first to last breath.  But why do we develop emotional bonds with them?” Two cubes, one in the CANTOR foyer (named ONE/1), and the other in OWEN reception (named ONE/100) will be […]

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‘In Transit 2020’ – MA/MFA Design Exhibition at the HPO

2020-01 Design Students Exhibition - In Transit 2020

In Transit 2020 MA and MFA Design Exhibition Exhibition Preview  Tuesday 21 January 2020, 5PM – 7PM Head Post Office 16.1.16, Sheffield We are delighted to invite you to the exhibition preview of current MA and MFA Design students. In Transit 2020 showcases the MA project work from design students in Fashion, Graphics, Illustration, Interior, Jewellery and Metalwork, and Product. You […]

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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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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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‘Taking Museum Visitors Beyond Information’: Professor Daniela Petrelli presents at Design Informatics research seminar in Edinburgh – Thursday 31 October

Banner image - Daniela Petrelli, Design Informatics

Design Informatics – Designed to Generate Emotions: Taking Museum Visitors Beyond Information Thursday 31 October 2019, 4PM Inspace, 1 Crichton Steet, Edinburgh Since the late 90s, mobile devices have been a favoured platform for the delivery of digital content in cultural heritage settings and apps are now commonplace. The emerging Internet of Things could change this landscape: by enabling the seamless […]

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Lab4Living is recruiting! Professor, Reader and Researcher posts

Lab4Living recruitment

Lab4Living is recruiting to expand its team of researchers as the 100-Year Life project gets underway. Plans for the project, funded through Research England’s Expanding Excellence in England (E3) research fund, include a new creative working space, an international research hub and a Design4Ageing Academy. The E3 award has enabled a major recruitment opportunity which includes a Professor, two Readers, a Project […]

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