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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Sharing best practice in interdisciplinary collaboration across the northern and southern hemisphere

Initiate: Collaborate workshop 2 EAD19

Associate Professor Steve Reay from Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand and Lab4Living’s Dr. Claire Craig recently facilitated a workshop at the recent European Academy of Design conference in Dundee (11th-14th April 2019). The theme of the workshop was ‘exploring tensions in interdisciplinary collaborations’. Through a series of crafted activities embodied in the game ‘Initiate:Collaborate‘, developed by Claire and Steve, twenty […]

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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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Dr. Claire Craig ‘Design Hero’ at the EAD PhD Gathering

Dr Claire Craig at EAD PhD Gathering

Lab4Living’s Dr. Claire Craig was invited as one of four Design Heroes to the PhD gathering at the European Academy of Design conference in Dundee. The event, organised by Sara Nevay, a PhD student at Dundee, brought together over 60 PhD students from across the globe to discuss their work, to share both insights and experiences of undertaking Design Research. […]

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‘Fighting for Life’ – Claire Craig hosts play at Crucible Theatre Sheffield exploring issues of end of life care

Banner - Fighting for Life play (taken from Eventbrite)

Fighting for Life is a play by the renowned and award winning writer, Brian Daniels. Inspired by the experiences of the Findlay family it explores issues relating to end of life care. It is a powerful story about navigating systems, coping with the complex challenges that living with life-limiting illnesses bring, about the centrality of communication but above all it is a story about love, […]

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Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Design4Health, Sheffield, UK, 4th – 6th September 2018

Proceedings of Design4Health2018

The proceedings of the 5th Design4Health conference have been published online at Design4Health. The 90 individual peer reviewed papers were published online in September 2018 and have now been brought together in two online volumes, edited by Lab4Living staff Kirsty Christer, Claire Craig and Dan Wolstenholme. The papers were presented at the 5th international conference, which was hosted once more by Lab4Living and […]

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Save the Date! Design4Health2020 Amsterdam, 1-3 July 2020

Date announced for Design4Health2020 Amsterdam

Lab4Living in collaboration with WAAG-CARE and the University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam NL are pleased to announce that the 6th European Design4Health conference will be held in Amsterdam from 1st to 3rd July 2020. Established in 2011, Design4Health is a conference that brings together designers and creative practitioners with researchers, clinicians, policy makers and users to discuss, disseminate and test their […]

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Around the world in 100 days with Lab4Living

Lab4Living projects map Spring 2019

The Easter break has given the Lab4Living team time to reflect on the year so far, and the opportunities our team have been able to explore. From Dundee to Plymouth, from Bristol to Bangor, and many places in between, we’ve been lucky enough to work with partners across the length and breadth of the UK. Internationally, too, the team have […]

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