Lab4Living’s Claire Craig and Helen Fisher in Australia engaging researchers in the 100-Year life project

The Lab4Living 100-Year Life project is a three-year research programme that recognises the potential opportunities that longevity offers. As part of this programme, Dr Claire Craig and Helen Fisher have travelled to the Southern Hemisphere to begin a programme of engagement in the research and establishing research collaborations with colleagues from a range of different sectors in Australia and New Zealand. […]

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Lab4Living hosts first 100-Year Life project International visitor

Visiting scholar Sonja Pedell

Lab4Living have been pleased to welcome Sonja Pedell, Director of the Future Selves Lab Swinburne Australia. Sonja has spent two months with members of the team, sharing her research and engaging in a range of activity, as Lab4Living kicks off its 100-Year Life project. She commenced her visit by giving a keynote on ageing research of the Future Self and […]

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The Life Café Kit video

Life Cafe

The Life Café video As phase 1 of the Design to Care Programme with Marie Curie comes to a close, Lab4Living researcher Helen Fisher has been working closely with Design Futures Packaging to get the Life Cafe kit production ready! Following her film and editing training with Raj Madaan at Madaan Media, they have created a promotional movie to share what […]

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Lab4Living celebrates ageing at Sheffcare event

Sheffcare event

Lab4Living supported a summer event that brought together over 100 older people across 10 Care homes in the city. Over the last 2 years members of the Lab4Living team have been working closely with Kathryn Rawlings, volunteer co-ordinator on a range of projects including work focusing on the co-design of products in partnership with older people living in the care […]

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ADRC welcomes visiting design researcher from Delhi

Visiting researcher Avika Sood

For two weeks in July 2019, the Art & Design Research Centre is joined by a visiting design researcher to work on projects currently in development in Lab4Living and Design Futures. Avika Sood, a recent MA graduate from Sushant School of Art and Architecture, is working with designers Heath Reed and Andy Stanton on projects including ‘Playponics‘, a suite of […]

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Monday 22 July 2019 – Lunchtime Seminar with Dr Sonja Pedell (Associate Professor and Director of the Future Self & Design Living Lab at Swinburne University, Australia)

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Title: Advocacy for and co-design with older adults and people living with dementia Speaker: Dr Sonja Pedell (Associate Professor and Director of the Future Self & Design Living Lab at Swinburne University, Australia) Hosted by: Lab4Living Abstract This presentation will focus on advocacy for and co-design with older adults and people living with dementia – both are considered not only to be crucial to […]

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‘Lab4Living and Beyond’ symposium 22 July 2019

Lab4Living and Beyond

Research active staff from across the University are warmly invited to participate in the upcoming ‘Lab4Living and Beyond’ symposium on the morning of 22nd July 2019. Arranged by early career researchers within Lab4Living, we hope the symposium will provide a snapshot of what we do in the Lab, as well as enable meaningful connections and collaborations for future work. Plan […]

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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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