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Design4Health 2020

University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam NL

Amsterdam, NL

July 1, 2020 – July 3, 2020

6 Jan 2020: SUBMISSION IS NOW CLOSED. We will not consider any further submissions (unless by prior arrangement).

WAAG-CARE, University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam NL, University of Twente, and Lab4Living at Sheffield Hallam University UK are pleased to invite submissions for the 6th European Design4Health conference in Amsterdam.

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 approaches and methods.

Our events provide an opportunity to reflect on how the disciplines of design and health might continue to develop new ways of thinking and working, and how we might impact positively and sustainably on the social, economic and cultural factors within our communities and beyond.

We are excited that this year's conference takes place in the heart of Europe, at Amsterdam's centrally located University of Applied Sciences.

For full details of the conference, including programme and registration, please visit www.design4health2020.nl.

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Design4Health 2018

Heart of the Campus, Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield S10 2BP
Sheffield, GB

September 4, 2018 – September 6, 2018

We are pleased to invite papers from researchers and practitioners for the fifth European Design4Health conference to be held in Sheffield, UK, Tue 4th - Thur 6th September 2018. The programme includes keynote speakers, paper presentations, posters and workshops.


With the fourth conference in the series hosted by Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia in December 2017, we now welcome delegates back to Sheffield for the fourth time. The conference is hosted by Lab4Living, a trans-disciplinary research living lab within Sheffield Hallam University's Art & Design Research Centre.


BACKGROUND

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 approaches and methods. Our events provide an opportunity to reflect on how the disciplines of design and health might continue to develop new ways of thinking and working, and how we might impact positively and sustainably on the social, economic and cultural factors within our communities and beyond.


Our contributors are uniquely placed at the interface of design in health practice and research; our conferences explore creative approaches and perspectives to enhance understanding and experience, and to improve the efficiency of health and wellbeing services and products.


AIMS AND SCOPE


We invite papers from researchers and practitioners across the areas of design and health in order to develop new dialogues and offer different perspectives. Given that our focus is very much on designing with people, we encourage submissions from individuals using services and products, and the sharing of real-life experiences.


SUBMISSION TYPES


We invite conference submissions in three formats:


Paper presentations

Initial submission: 300 word abstract, 0-3 images

Full papers: Authors of accepted abstracts will submit 3000 word (plus up to 7 images) full papers before the conference.

Artefact-led presentations

Recognizing that healthcare and the lived experiences of illness are enacted and shaped through everyday objects (instruments, devices, dress, furniture), we offer an opportunity for presenters to use these (actual or photographs) as the basis of their presentation. The artefact may be the outcome of the research (a resulting product or design), the method (the practice through which the research was undertaken) or be the stimulus for the research.

Initial submission: 300 word abstract, 3-5 images

Full papers: Authors of accepted abstracts will submit 1000 word (plus 7 to 10 images) visual essays before the conference.

Posters

Initial submission: 150 word description, plus A4 or A3 text / visual representation of your work in pdf format

Full posters: A visually engaging A1 poster using provided template


For full details of the call for papers, go to our website at www.design4health.org.uk


2018 THEMES


With increasing pressure to rethink our healthcare systems and set against complex and interconnected global challenges, we particularly welcome contributions that interrogate meanings and assumptions relating to the terms 'design' and 'health', and offer the following words / terms as provocations:


Design?

Health?

Care?

Taboo?

Value?

Success?

Risk?

Technology?





We invite you to interrogate and play with the terms in relation to your research and practice.



For instance, what do we mean by the term success? Who determines what constitutes success (designer, clinician, patient, policy maker, industry partner). How do we measure it and report it? Where do the conflicts and opportunities lie? What is the difference between success and failure? Is failure always negative?



What do we understand by health? Who decides what it is to be healthy: person, medic/clinician/designer? How does design shape health (positively and negatively), and how does health shape design?

How have notions of health shifted in relation to time? scientific advancement? philosophies of what it is to be human? and where might future health paradigms lie?




www.design4health.org.uk



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Design4Health 2015

Design4Health 2015

Sheffield Hallam University

Lab4Living

Art & Design Research Centre

Faculty of ACES

Cantor Building

153 Arundel Street

Sheffield S1 2NU


Sheffield, GB

July 13, 2015 – July 16, 2015

Design4Health is a biennial conference that brings together designers and creative practitioners with researchers, clinicians, policy makers and users to discuss, disseminate and test their approaches and methods. Our events provide an opportunity to reflect on how the disciplines of design and health might develop new ways of thinking and working, and how we might impact positively and sustainably on the social, economic and cultural factors within our communities and beyond.



We invite papers from researchers and practitioners across the areas of design and health in order to develop new dialogues and offer different perspectives. Given that our focus is very much on designing with people we encourage submissions from individuals using services and products and the sharing of real-life experiences. This year for the first time, we will also be inviting Poster submissions - see our website for full details.



An integral part of the conference is the use of exhibition as a platform for sharing research, offering provocations and posing questions. Therefore in addition to more traditional paper and poster submissions we also invite the submission of innovative works, objects and artefacts that in some way embody research, or in some way set out to challenge social, cultural and operational preconceptions around how we think about, manage and engage with contemporary healthcare and wellbeing issues.


 


Once registration is open on 13th April, click the registration link below and then select the type of registration from the options on the following page (Standard / Student / Special / Comp) + (full conference / one day). If you are only attending one day and do not know yet which day, please select the Date to be confirmed option. Once the full conference programme is released, we will contact you to confirm which day you are attending.

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Learning and Teaching Conference 2014

Sheffield Hallam University

Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB


June 19, 2014 – June 19, 2014

Learning & Teaching Conference 2014
SHU's Learning & Teaching Conference for 2014 will be held on Thursday 19th June 2014

Learning & Teaching Conference 2013-14

19th June 2014

Aiming High - Valuing Challenge in Teaching and Learning

The conference theme of 'Aiming High' creates an opportunity to explore how teaching and learning thrive by setting high expectations.

We invite proposals from academic practitioners, support and development staff, and from students for presentations, workshops and posters.

Each year Sheffield Hallam University's Learning and Teaching Conference aims to encourage diverse participation which recognises the commitment and interests of academic staff and students at Sheffield Hallam University, as well as our partner organisations. This year the conference welcomes contributions and delegates from other universities and colleges who share our commitment to excellent and challenging teaching. We also welcome involvement by students as both presenters and participants, reflecting the importance of student partnership in academic innovation.
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The 7th Annual Meeting of the Biomaterials Chemistry Group

Sheffield Hallam University - Cantor Building

Arundel Street

Sheffield

S1 2NU


Sheffield, GB

January 8, 2013 – January 9, 2013

These meetings are designed to promote biomaterials chemistry research and development, enhance existing links, foster new collaborations and spread expertise. Meetings give participants the opportunity to present new work, discuss data and help to shape the future of research in this important and growing area of chemistry.

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Futurescan: Collective Voices

Sheffield Institute of Arts - https://www.shu.ac.uk/sia/

Sheffield Hallam University

Faculty of ACES

Cantor Building

153 Arundel Street

Sheffield

S1 2NU

 


Sheffield, GB

January 10, 2013 – January 11, 2013

This conference addresses the future challenges and opportunities for the development of fashion and textiles education in light of a rapidly changing landscape, both locally and globally.

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Design4Health2013

Design4Health2013

Sheffield Hallam University

Lab4Living

Art & Design Research Centre

Faculty of ACES

Cantor Building

153 Arundel Street

Sheffield S1 2NU


Sheffield, GB

July 3, 2013 – July 5, 2013

The 2nd European Design4Health conference seeks to explore the relationship between design, and health and wellbeing. This conference provides a forum and focus for researchers, policy makers and practitioners to discuss, disseminate and test their approach and methods.


Please choose the registration option below and then select the type of registration from the options on the following page (Standard / Student / Special / Comp) + (full conference / one day). If you are only attending one day and do not know yet which day, please select the Date to be confirmed option. Once the full conference programme is released, we will contact you to confirm which day you are attending.

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Think FiRsT, Think Multi-Agency, Think Workforce Development

Sheffield Hallam University

Robert Winston Building

Broomhall Road

Collegiate Crescent Campus

S10 2BP


Sheffield, GB

April 19, 2015 – April 19, 2015

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Politics, Consumption or Nihilism: Disorder and Protest, the UK and beyond

Sheffield Hallam University
Howard Street
Sheffield, GB

September 13, 2012 – September 14, 2012

 The aim of this conference is to explore, both theoretically and empirically, the political dynamics of recent protest events since 2010. In this respect, to consider new ways of understanding the recent protests and mobilizations which go beyond popular narrative tropes.

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