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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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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