Lab4Living

Excellence in collaborative design research

We are a design-led interdisciplinary research group developed by a community of researchers that emerged from the Art, Design and Media Research Centre.

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Design for life and for living

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.

Featured projects

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The 100-Year Life project

How can design research enable us to lead longer, more productive lives?

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HOSPITAbLe – a design collection that explores care in a domestic setting

HOSPITAbLe

A design collection that explores the shift of care from hospital to home 

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Woman serving tea

The Life Café

Creating a space for conversations about life and end of life care

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Head-Up support collar on a wooden model

HeadUp collar

Developing a flexible, comfortable support for neck weakness

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Journeying Through Dementia – a programme for people at the start of their dementia journey

Journeying Through Dementia

An programme supporting people at an early stage of their dementia journey

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Starworks – a co-design project for children's prosthetics

The Starworks Network

An innovative co-design approach to young people’s prosthetics

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About us

Set up in 2007, Lab4Living is one of the longest-established living labs in Europe and is aligned with the Art, Design and Media Research Centre

The group's work has spanned more than 100 research projects and has included collaborations in over 80 academic, hospital and community organisations in over fifteen countries.

Staff

Professor Paul Chamberlain

Professor Paul Chamberlain

Co-Director of Lab4Living

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Professor Claire Craig

Professor Claire Craig

Co-Director of Lab4Living

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Lab4Living team

Meet the full team

More details about Lab4Living staff

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