Design 4 Health Conference and Exhibition 2011

The Lab4Living team would like to thank all the delegates, exhibitors and presentors from around the world, that came to Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University for the inaugural Design 4 Health conference and exhibition.

It was a highly stimulating, exciting and even challenging event that presented 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.

This timely forum was a focus for researchers, policy makers and practitioners to discuss, disseminate and test their approach and methods. It challenged the value of interdisciplinary collaboration and engagement with users and stakeholders.


We would like to thank all the keynote speakers, delegates, organisers for their contribution to the event and to the sponsors for their contribution. Our sponsors included age UK, Devices for Dignity, KT-EQUAL and User-Centred Health Design which is part of the NIHR funded South Yorkshire CLAHRC (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care).

We hope that everyone enjoyed their time in Sheffield and hope that you found the event both useful from a network point of view and inspirational from a discourse perspective.

The conference was happy to welcome a BBC Scotland team to the opening day and for the launch of the peer reviewed exhibition associated with the conference. Their main focus was a specific exhibit, Carbon Black, pictured below, design and developed by Andrew Slorance also pictured below.

More images from the exhibition launch can be found at the gallery below

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