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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The Design Journal Vol. 22 issue 5, edited by Paul Atkinson

The Design Journal Vol 22 issue 5

The fifth issue of Volume 22 of The Design Journal has now been published, and includes a book review by Lab4Living researcher Rebecca Partridge. In his editorial, ‘It’s getting better all the time‘, editor Prof Paul Atkinson look back on our past experiences through the lens of the increased understanding that comes with age. He sees design as a key […]

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Dr Remi Bec takes GoFit4Fun to London Design Fair

GoFit4Fun

Last week, Dr Remi Bec from Lab4Living showcased work from another side to his job at a stand at the London Design Fair. In the ‘Design Research for Change’ area, Remi presented the social enterprise he has created, GoFit4Fun CIC, which delivers services using (tangible) games to promote physical activity and reduce social exclusion. GoFit4Fun is the culmination of 12 years of an iterative […]

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ADRC welcomes visiting design researcher from Delhi

Visiting researcher Avika Sood

For two weeks in July 2019, the Art & Design Research Centre is joined by a visiting design researcher to work on projects currently in development in Lab4Living and Design Futures. Avika Sood, a recent MA graduate from Sushant School of Art and Architecture, is working with designers Heath Reed and Andy Stanton on projects including ‘Playponics‘, a suite of […]

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Cultural heritage: Daniela Petrelli kicks off ILUCIDARE co-creation atelier in Kraków

Daniela Petrelli at the ILUCIDARE co-creation atelier (Image taken from ILUCIDARE Twitter)

Sheffield Hallam’s Professor of Interaction Design Professor Daniela Petrelli was recently at the International Cultural Centre in Kraków for the second meeting of the ILUCIDARE Consortium. ILUCIDARE is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme with the aim of establishing an international network promoting heritage as a resource for innovation and international cooperation. Daniela started off the co-creation atelier taking […]

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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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‘Overcoming language barriers’ – Daniela Petrelli speaks at the Cross-Lingual Bibliographic Search final workshop

Banner image for CLuBS project - featuring Daniela Petrelli

Sheffield Hallam’s Professor of Interaction Design Professor Daniela Petrelli has been invited to speak at the final workshop of the Cross-Lingual Bibliographic Search (CLuBS), on Friday 07 June 2019 at the Saarland Informatics Campus in Germany. The aim of CLuBS is an empirical evaluation of four different approaches in the field of cross-lingual information retrieval based on the psychological search engine PubPsych with the final […]

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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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