Researcher Blog by Dr Alaster Yoxall: #1 – Wrap Rage

Wrap Rage: Food Openability

About the author Dr Alaster Yoxall is Principal Research Fellow in Human Centered Engineering and is based in Design Futures within the Art & Design Research Centre. In this post, Alaster introduces us to ‘Wrap Rage’ and the ways he making a difference in the realm of food packaging.   I’ll begin this blog with a question.  Hand’s up if […]

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Award nomination for Design Futures collaborative project with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Mark Jayes with MCAST toolkit

A collaborative project between John Kirkby of Design Futures, speech and language therapist Mark Jayes, and staff and patients at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation has been recognised by Mediplex NHS Innovation Awards 2017.   The Mental Capacity Assessment Support Toolkit (MCAST) supports multidisciplinary staff to carry out robust mental capacity assessment and could better support vulnerable patients to communicate their needs.  MCAST has been tested with […]

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Wednesday 15 February 2017 – lunchtime seminar with Dr Alaster Yoxall (Design Futures, SHU)

Image of opening single portion packaging

Speaker: Dr Alaster Yoxall (Principle Research Fellow in Human Centred Engineering, Design Futures) Title: “The Good The Bad and the Ugly”: Understanding the role of single portion packaging and nutrition in a hospital environment Alaster has been involved in the ‘Inclusive Design’ of packaging for a little over 10 years and has presented work in Australia, Thailand, Germany, The Netherlands […]

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