Lab4Living awarded membership of the European Network of Living Labs

Photograph of ENOLL 8th wave members Lab4Living Awarded membership of ENOLL

Professor Paul Chamberlain, Design Director of Lab4Living has received official membership status with other new network members of the European Network of Living Labs (ENOLL). Professor Paul Chamberlain and Dr Claire Craig (Design and Health Directors of Lab4Living respectively) travelled to the Netherlands recently to attend the European Network of Open Living Labs’ annual conference. During the course of the […]

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Lab4Living awarded membership of the ENOLL

Photograph of ENOLL 8th wave members Lab4Living Awarded membership of ENOLL

Professor Paul Chamberlain and Dr Claire Craig (Design and Health Directors of Lab4Living respectively) travelled to Netherlands recently to attend the European Network of Open Living Labs annual conference. During the course of the three-day event, there was a ceremonious welcome to all new network members with Lab4Living standing proudly as one of this new wave of members. The European Network […]

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HSRN 2014 – Design4Health Space

In the Health Services Research Network (HSRN) Symposium 2013, Trish Greenhalgh suggested that new, more engaged research approaches “are strangled at birth in the name of rigour”.  She argued that the research establishment was hostile to the kind of health services research that might make a difference, providing insight into the complexities of the NHS (from Tara Lamonts’ blog http://taralamont.blogspot.co.uk/).   […]

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TacMap exhibition at Naidex National, NEC – 29 April 2014

Header for TacMap

TacMap is a research and development project with an aim of a navigation system for the blind that provides a tactile and visual language that can be understood by both sighted and blind users. The innovative navigation and information system aims to make organisations inclusive, accessible and safe for blind, partially sighted and sighted people. Working together, a unique dual […]

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Lab4Living connecting with New Zealand’s Design for Health and Wellbeing Lab

The Design for Health and Wellbeing Lab is a collaboration between AUT’s School Art and Design and the Auckland District Health Board. The lab has been initiated with the vision of developing an intentional relationship between design process and the area of health and wellbeing. The lab is structured on a project by project basis and is underpinned by interdisciplinary collaboration and […]

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Lab4Living’s Joe Langley wins NIHR Fellowship

Joe Langley (Lab4Living)

Joe Langley, Principal Research Fellow with Lab4Living, has recently been awarded a Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).  The fellowship will be co-hosted by Lab4Living at Sheffield Hallam University and the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care, Yorkshire and Humber (CLAHRC YH). In this project, Joe aim’s to understand how […]

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Lab4Living hosts Simon Denegri on behalf of CLAHRC SY

Lab4Living - Simon Denegri

On 18 December 2013 Lab4Living hosted a session chaired by Professor Sue Mawson (Director of CLAHRC SY) for special guest Simon Denegri. Simon is Chair of INVOLVE and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) National Director for Public Participation and Engagement in Research. The session gave Lab4Living a platform to showcase some of the novel ways in which design research […]

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24-hour Design4Health Challenge

Design 4 Health 2013 was pleased to host a 24hour Design Challenge as a precursor to the conference! This was sponsored by the Motor Neurone Disease Association, Devices for Dignity and User-Centred Health Design which is part of the NIHR funded South Yorkshire CLAHRC (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care). The Design Challenge is facilitated by Julia Cassim, Visiting Senior Research Fellow of the Helen Hamlyn […]

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Lab4Living wins The Health Foundation SHINE award

2012-10 Lab4Living SHINE aware - Spinal injury workshop

In collaboration with the Princess Royal Spinal Injury Unity and the Clinical Improvement Team at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust, Lab4Living has been successful in winning a SHINE award from The Health Foundation to implement the spinal injury design workshops and ‘measure’ the impact of them on the spinal injury patients using various clinical metrics. Building on previous work between Lab4Living and the Princess Royal Spinal unit, the […]

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