Design4Health2018 Sheffield

  • Register here
  • Call for Papers here
  • Deadline for abstracts now Mon 16th April
  • Submit here

Registration is now open!

Secure your place at Design4Health2018 by registering here! The link takes you to our booking portal. The Early Bird rate is available until 30th June; after that, delegates will be charged the standard rate. Discounts are available for students, or those attending their third Design4Health conference.


Paper and artefact-led abstract submission checklist:

o 300 words (including keywords, references and captions)
o Use Chicago author-date system of referencing
o Paper abstracts and artefact-led proposals are double blind reviewed; do not include your name or affiliation
o Paper abstracts: 1 pdf including title, text and max. 300 words, file size under 1MB
o Artefact-led proposals: 1 pdf with maximum 3 pages landscape A4, including images, up to 300 words (including all text e.g. captions), file size under 2MB

We are pleased to welcome delegates back to Sheffield for the fifth European Design4Health conference. It will be held this year from Tue 4th to Thur 6th September 2018 at Sheffield Hallam University’s Heart of the Campus building, near the vibrant and popular Ecclesall Road area of Sheffield.

The 2018 conference is hosted by Lab4Living, a trans-disciplinary research living lab within Sheffield Hallam University’s Art & Design Research Centre (ADRC). You can find out more about the research done in the ADRC here.

Aims and Scope

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 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.


Full details will be announced in January. The draft timetable is as follows:

16th  April 2018              Deadline for abstracts

11th May 2018                         Authors notified of outcome of peer review

18th June 2018                         Deadline for Full paper submission

Tue 4th Sep 2018                    Conference opens

  • Lab4Living, Art & Design Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University,
    Cantor Building, 153 Arundel Street, Sheffield, S1 2NU
    Phone 0114 225 6740 | Fax 0114 225 6702