Lab4Living is a trans-disciplinary research group, based on a collaborative community of researchers in design, healthcare and creative practices. We work together to address real world issues that impact on health and wellbeing, developing products, services and interventions that promote dignity and enhance quality of life.
Set up in 2007, Lab4Living is one of the longest-established living labs in Europe and is based in Sheffield Hallam University’s Art & design Research Centre. Our work has spanned more than 100 research projects and has included collaborations in over 80 academic, hospital and community organisations in over fifteen countries.
Lab4Living creates opportunities to share work and bring the wider design and health community together through a regular series of events and publications. The international Design4Health conferences were established by Lab4Living in 2011, and we have worked with leading published Taylor & Francis to launch a new international refereed journal, Design for Health.
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A series of international conferences, events and publications
Design Futures is a commercially focused product and packaging design consultancy group based within Sheffield Hallam University.
C3RI Impact Blog
Showcasing research from the Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute at Sheffield Hallam University
Design For Health journal
Design for Health is an international refereed journal covering all aspects of design in the context of health and wellbeing, published by Taylor & Francis