World-leading impact for SHU’s art, design and media research in REF2021

REF2021 results

The recent REF2021 results confirm the benefits to society, culture and health of practice-based art, design and media research at Sheffield Hallam University. REF has rated the Art, Design & Media Research Centre (ADMRC) and Lab4Living as 100% World-leading or Internationally excellent for impact. The ADMRC and Lab4Living have a well-established track record for practice-based research which is reflected in […]

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Art, Design and Media research recognised in REF2021 for world leading and internationally excellent research

REF2021 results

The latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) results have now been released. We are delighted to share results from the Art, Design & Media Research Centre (ADRMC) and Lab4Living confirming world leading and internationally excellent research. Key findings highlight the strong research environment and the impact that our research is having on society, culture and the economy. Key findings from REF2021: […]

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Exhibition: Design Futures: a retrospective – 20 years of design impact

Design Futures Retrospective exhibition

Lab4Living is delighted to host this month Design Futures: a retrospective. On show are selected projects from the last 20 years, conducted by Sheffield Hallam University’s packaging and product design group. Design Futures is a team of award-winning product and packaging designers and researchers. With frequent collaborations with Lab4Living, Design Futures is helping people to live longer, happier and healthier […]

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Design Futures: A retrospective – 20 years of Design Impact

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In association with Lab4Living’s Research England Expanding Excellence in Research Award In celebration of Design Futures’ 20th anniversary – an exhibition of selected projects conducted by Sheffield Hallam University’s packaging and product design group. Design Futures is a team of award-winning product and packaging designers and researchers at Sheffield Hallam University. Design Futures’ work, informed by the latest research methods […]

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New MA in Design for Health

Two brand new postgraduate courses launch this Autumn at Sheffield Hallam University, aimed at students interested in pursuing creative research at the intersection of design and health. Expand your horizons at the home of Lab4Living and innovate for social good by applying your creative skills and imagination to foster a healthy society. These new courses provide a unique combination of […]

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CCRI Seminar Series – ‘Making things better – Snapshots of applied design research projects, methods, and intent’ with Heath Reed (Lab4Living)

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Please join us on Wednesday 06 October for our next CCRI-wide seminar as part of the Culture & Creativity Research Institute Seminar Series, where we will be hearing from Lab4Living Principal Research Fellow Heath Reed on his research, exploring several recent and emerging strands of design research in Lab4Living, contributing to and supported by the Expanding Excellence in England and Global Challenge […]

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Design For Health Vol 5 issue 1 Apr 2021, edited by Paul Chamberlain

Design For Health

In the first issue of the year, Design For Health purposely presents a collection of papers that exemplify the diversity of approaches and applications in design and health. This issue presents papers adopting more traditional quantitative studies alongside positioning papers that don’t necessary present answers but raise and encourage debate on important emerging issues and potential new spaces for research […]

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CCRI Seminar Series – ‘Art-Science Research on Vaccines, Empathy, Toxicity’ with Dr Kaisu Koski

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Please join us on Wednesday 30 June for our next CCRI-wide seminar as part of the Culture & Creativity Research Institute Seminar Series, where we will be hearing from Lab4Living‘s cross-disciplinary artist and humanities scholar Dr Kaisu Koski on her research, exploring several art-science projects on vaccine-hesitancy, clinical empathy and environmental and cultural toxicities. Art-Science Research on Vaccines, Empathy, Toxicity […]

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CCRI Seminar Series – ‘Expanding Excellence: Reflections on a 14-year Journey’ with Professors Paul Chamberlain and Claire Craig

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Please join us on Wednesday 09 June for our first CCRI-wide seminar as part of the Culture & Creativity Research Institute Seminar Series, where we will be hearing from Professors Claire Craig and Paul Chamberlain on their journey to secure the Expanding Excellence in England (E3) Award to expand Lab4Living and further their excellent research in design and health. Expanding […]

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Ethical Roadmap published in Design For Health

Ethical Roadmap

Claire Craig, Helen Fisher and researchers from Northumbria University consider the ethical tensions and dilemmas faced in interdisciplinary research in a new journal article. The team has developed an Ethical Roadmap to support ethical practices in design and human-computer interaction (HCI) research. Available now in Design For Health: Development of an ethical roadmap – Claire Craig et al.

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