Life Café project extends its reach

The Life Cafe

‘The Life Café. A space to uncover and share what is meaningful in life and in care’ As the Life Café kit is rolled out across the UK and beyond, we explore the programme of design research underpinning its development and some coverage of recent Life Cafés. The Design to Care Programme was an ambitious research project funded by the […]

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Lab4Living is recruiting!

Lab4Living recruits

As Lab4Living’s 100-Year Life project gets underway, we are recruiting to build our team. Plans for the project, funded through Research England’s Expanding Excellence in England research fund, include a new creative working space, an international research hub and a Design4Ageing Academy. The project enables Lab4Living to expand its team of researchers and postgraduate students. Professor of Art and Design We […]

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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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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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Monday 13 May 2019 – ‘Fighting for Life’: Lab4Living hosts play at the Crucible Theatre

Fighting for Life

You are cordially invited to a play: ‘Fighting for Life’ by Brian Daniels Monday 13th May 2019 hosted by Lab4Living, Sheffield Hallam University in partnership with Brian Daniels and the Crucible Theatre Sheffield.   ‘Fighting for life’ is a play by award winning writer, Brian Daniels. Inspired by the experiences of the Findlay family, it explores issues relating to end […]

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‘Designing a Community of Care: From creative research to practice’ – Paul Chamberlain and Claire Craig to give keynotes at Dutch Design Week 2018

Dutch Design Week logo , plus image from Sander van Wettum - taken from website at https://stimuleringsfonds.nl/en/latest/news/22_oct_designing_a_community_of_care_from_creative_research_to_practice/

22 October 2018 – Designing a Community of Care: From creative research to practice During the Dutch Design Week 2018, Creative Industries Fund NL and Waag are organising the Designing a Community of Care: From creative research to practice network meeting, in association with the Aedes-Actiz Knowledge Centre for Housing, Care and Welfare and the Who Cares team. In the Netherlands […]

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Paul Chamberlain and Claire Craig in Luxembourg reporting on the first year of their European project NESTORE

Image of a woman holding a map from an "exhibition-in-a-box". Image courtesy of NESTORE project's Professor Paul Chamberlain. With NESTORE and EC logos.

Professor Paul Chamberlain and Dr Claire Craig are responsible for leading the co-design in the development of a digital companion – NESTORE (Non-intrusive Empowering Solutions and Technologies for Older people to Retain Everyday life activity) – who, like the mythological Nestor, can give advice to older people so that they can maintain their wellbeing and independence at home. Read more about […]

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‘HOSPITAbLe: New Domestic Landscape’ – Exhibition of Professor Paul Chamberlain’s furniture opens at Sheffield’s Yorkshire Artspace on 03 September 2018

Banner image for HOSPITAbLe - exhibition by Paul Chamberlain

Taking place alongside major international conference Design4Health, HOSPITAbLe is a collection of furniture created by Professor Paul Chamberlain that reflects upon and challenges an ambiguous future domestic landscape that presents hybrid functionality and confused visual language and soundscape. HOSPITAbLe Yorkshire Artspace, Persistence Works Sheffield Monday 03 September 2018 – Sunday 16 September 2018, 10AM – 4PM Free admission. Download the flyer here. […]

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“Exhibition-in-a-box”: NESTORE’s road to co-creation

Image of a woman holding a map from an "exhibition-in-a-box". Image courtesy of NESTORE project's Professor Paul Chamberlain. With NESTORE and EC logos.

Literature highlights that the reason for non-acceptance of health technologies is complex. The context where the technologies will operate and how they relate to the end users’ lives are key factors. Involvement of end users throughout the process is therefore key to successful adoption. Researchers in Lab4Living at Sheffield Hallam University have dedicated the last four months to engaging with […]

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