• European Academy of Design

    European Academy of Design

    In April 2013, at the 10th EAD Conference held in Gothenburg, Professor Paul Atkinson took over the role of Chair of the Academy from Professor Rachel Cooper OBE, who ran the Academy since it was founded in 1994.

  • Packaging Ergonomics

    Packaging Ergonomics

    Alaster's work has concentrated on understanding the issues surrounding the accessibility of packaging for older people and people with disabilities. The initial work concentrated on looking at ways to measure consumer's strength in a more realistic fashion using a bespoke measuring device.

  • Journey through Dementia

    Journey through Dementia

    Dementia is one of large number of long term conditions. Therefore, identifying solutions to the challenge of ever increasing service demand in the face of finite resources is a pressing goal for health policy and for economies.

  • Domestic and Ecclesial Silver

    Domestic and Ecclesial Silver

    Information about Domestic and Ecclesial Silver at the Art and Design Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University.

  • Beneath the Skin

    Beneath the Skin

    Beneath the Skin was an exhibition that brought together eight academic researchers working within the field of contemporary metalwork and jewellery in order to reveal the research that underpins the object.

  • Fancie


    Design Futures were delighted to win a bronze award in the Luxury, Promotional & Giftware category at Starpack 2011

  • Make, Do and Mend

    Make, Do and Mend

    The 'Make, Do and Mend' project explores how we might reinvigorate community-based approaches to the repair of clothing and examines the potential roles for online and offline activities to facilitate knowledge exchange, build communities and develop new repair processes and strategies.

  • Design4Health


    Design4Health a series of conferences and publications with the Art and Design Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University.

  • Post Industrial Manufacturing Research Group

    Post Industrial Manufacturing Research Group

    For a number of years now, I have been considering the impact of new and emerging technologies in computer aided design and direct digital manufacture. The implications are incredible. Post Industrial Manufacturing will change the very nature of design, the way we teach design, and the relationship of consumers to products.

  • Is green a grey area?

    Is green a grey area?

    This positioning paper examines literature regarding barriers to recycling and relationships with age. A hypothetical scenario is outlined for the impact of the ageing population on future material recovery rates in the UK, present the initial results of a survey and the potential role that design can play to eliminate these barriers.

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