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 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 the phenomenon of the cigar box guitar and […]

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‘The computer mouse at 50’ – Professor Paul Atkinson on the BBC World Service’s Click

Image of Paul Atkinson, an old computer mouse (from BBC World Service, Prototype of the first mouse computer presented in 1968 (invented in 1963 by Douglas C. Engelbart) Credit: Apic/Getty Images) and BBC World Service logo

Professor of Design and Design History Paul Atkinson  was a guest on BBC World Service’s Click programme on Saturday 29 December talking about the computer mouse on its 50th anniversary and how the design was developed and refined. Fifty years ago Doug Engelbart, engineer and inventor from the Augmentation Research Center Lab, gave what has become known as the ‘mother of […]

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meSch selected for exhibition at the ‘Fair of European Innovators in Cultural Heritage’ this November

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meSch: Material EncounterS with digital Cultural Heritage was a 4-year EU funded project with the goal of co-designing novel platforms for the creation of tangible exhibits at heritage sites: curators will be able to offer visitors new interactive experiences by means of material interaction with smart objects. meSch has been selected to exhibit in the forthcoming event Fair of European Innovators in […]

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‘Creating Dialogues with the Past’ – Professor Daniela Petrelli invited to speak at The Northwest Digital Research Methods Festival on 12 September 2018

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SHU Professor of Interaction Design Daniela Petrelli has been invited to speak at a session entitled Digital Histories and Heritages – Creating Dialogues with the Past at The Northwest Digital Research Methods Festival, on the first day of the two day festival focused on researching the digital and researching digitally. The Northwest Digital Research Methods Festival: Researching the Digital/Researching Digitally South Campus Teaching Hub, […]

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‘Beyond the Phone: Mobile Cultural Heritage in the Age of the Internet of Things’ – Professor Daniela Petrelli invited to speak at MobileCH2018 in Barcelona

Banner image for MobileCH2018 Conference workshop, © 2018 MobileCH2018 All Rights Reserved. Photography by Pablo Fernández and ollis_picture

SHU Professor of Interaction Design Daniela Petrelli has been invited to speak at this year’s MobileCH workshop. The workshops, in its second year, is focused on Mobile Access to Cultural Heritage and will be held in Barcelona in conjunction with Mobile HCI 2018 (the 20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services). Daniela will be giving a talk entitled Beyond […]

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Doctoral student Amelia Knowlson and Design Futures’ Nick Dulake featured in Education Technology and EdQuarter

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3D PRINTING: How 3D printing is helping in education 3D printing is helping to develop creative processes of every level of education, features in Education Technology and EdQuarter suggests. In the article, Amelia Knowlson, a doctoral student in Hallam’s Art and Design Research Centre (ADRC), discusses her use of the technology to make 3D copies of the Grice Ivories collection, […]

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HeadUp neck support collar now available to the NHS and healthcare services worldwide

Image of Heath Reed (Lab4Living) talking at a L4L show

This week the BBC has been reporting on the HeadUp neck support collar which has recently been made available through the NHS and healthcare services around the world. This revolutionary product was designed as part of a collaborative project between C3RI’s Lab4Living, the University of Sheffield and NIHR Devices for Dignity (D4D) MedTech Co-operative (hosted by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals). The […]

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Tuesday 23 January 2018 – Lunchtime seminar with Caroline Claisse (C3RI PhD candidate)

Photograph courtesy of Caroline Claisse

Speaker: Caroline Claisse (C3RI PhD candidate) Title: Transforming communities through co-designing novel experiences of heritage at a local museum – a participatory case of research through design In this presentation, Caroline will present current research on the design and evaluation of two interactive exhibitions at the Bishops’ House museum; one of the few surviving Tudor buildings in Sheffield, now managed by a community […]

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D for Design: Professor David Swann’s inaugural Professorial lecture at SHU – 23 January 2018

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David Swann, Professor of Design and Subject Group Leader for Product & Furniture Design at the Sheffield Institute of Arts, will be hosting his inaugural lecture on Tuesday 23 January 2018, presenting a selection of projects, milestones and experiences that have shaped his design research practice: past, present and future. D for Design Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 6PM – 8PM (lecture […]

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Why Not Associates – Exhibition at the Head Post Office opens with private viewing – Friday 24 November 2017

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Why Not Associates is a British multi-disciplinary design studio with a world-wide reputation, who believe that compelling communication demands an element of surprise, whether it’s for postage stamps or public art, TV idents or cultural institutions. WNA has been at the vanguard of British graphic design for the past three decades. Inventive and irreverent, progressive and provocative, their output is […]

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