New exhibition celebrates Lab4Living’s achievements

The Lab4Living team hopes to inspire the next generation of design researchers

From visiting 10 Downing Street to discuss the role of design in public health to supporting people diagnosed with dementia in Scotland, Hallam’s Lab4Living is applying research and innovation to real-world issues. Over at our Head Post Office building, a new exhibition is showcasing Lab4Living’s projects and achievements. With the exhibition running until Saturday 13 April, Professor Paul Chamberlain and Professor Claire Craig (Co-Directors of Lab4Living) […]

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Submissions open for Design4Health 2024 conference


27 Oct 2023 Submissions are now open for Design4Health 2024, the 7th international conference on design for health. Next summer’s conference is hosted by Lab4Living at Sheffield Hallam University. The theme is ‘Equilibrium in a time of permacrisis‘ and the review committee invites submissions in the form of extended abstracts and poster proposals. We continue to live in a time […]

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HANDY: Yorkshire Art Space: 23 – 27 September 2023

Poster created by Sofia Lai

Handy (1) What is touched when we encounter touchscreens? Our relationship with technology, particularly smartphones, resonates through the entirety of our senses and bodies. The manner of carriage, grip, and even the specific regions of skin contact exert influence. Embedded within the concept of Screen Time lies a comprehension of fragmented and repeated periods of attention as a performative touch […]

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Sheffield Hallam re-imagines the 100-year life at London Design Festival

An exploration of the role of design in re-imagining the 100-year life is being showcased by Sheffield Hallam University at London Design Biennale this month, as part of London Design Festival. The interactive exhibition presents a body of design research to enhance health and wellbeing for an ageing population, developed by the University’s interdisciplinary research group Lab4Living. It is part of the […]

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Lab4Living’s adaptable sink design could extend our independence

Lab4Living’s adaptable sink design could extend our independence Hallam’s innovative Lab4Living are tackling a problem faced by many people with compromised physical ability – finding an affordable, easy-to-install, adaptable sink that can they can use independently. Hear from Principal Researcher, Heath Reed, to find out more about the project. Heath Reed currently works as one of the Lead Researchers delivering […]

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‘She Sings Of Murder and Love’: Professor Virginia Heath’s new documentary feature research project selected for International DOK.fest Munich Masters Pitch

Professor Virginia Heath has been selected for the prestigious International DOK.fest Munich Masters Pitch on 6th May with her new documentary feature research project, ‘She Sings of Murder and Love’. She is also presenting the project with Composer David McAulay in the competitive Composer’s Pitch on 7th May. The research project has been developed with funding from Screen Scotland; the […]

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Lab4Living: What’s on in the White Building March 2023

What's on in the White Building

Lab4Living: What’s on in the White Building March 2023 This month the White Building hosts Postgraduate Open Day activities, workshops and seminars with groups of Nursing and Social Care students, community groups, a pop-up exhibition by Art and Design students, and Lab4Living Cinema Club. As part of a varied programme of activities and meet-ups this month, Lab4Living welcomes a range […]

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