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  • PhD case study - Open Design for Medical Products

    PhD case study - Open Design for Medical Products

    Involving users in the design of medical products appears to be ‘common sense’; the notion that an individual that lives with a particular condition has a unique insight into life with that condition appears self-evident.

  • Friction stirred mokume gane

    Friction stirred mokume gane

    Mokume gane is a high value, decorative laminate material used in the jewellery industry. Production of mokume gane is difficult and expensive at both small scale and industrial levels.

  • Telecare and Health Technologies - CLAHRC 2

    Telecare and Health Technologies - CLAHRC 2

    Telehealth and Care Technologies is a core theme of Collaboration in Leadership for Applied Research and Healthcare (NIHR). The overarching aim of this theme, led by the University of Sheffield, is to produce a step change in knowledge and practice in the design and use of telehealth and care technologies in services that are effective, cost-effective and are usable by the broadest possible range of people.

  • NHS Packaging Assessment

    NHS Packaging Assessment

    Alaster Yoxall works to eliminate poorly performing packaging from the supply chain through informing suppliers about ISO17480 and encouraging packaging to be tested, and if it fails, working with the Design Futures team to help with the redesign

  • Are translucent structures possible?

    Are translucent structures possible?

    This AHRC-funded research builds on the knowledge in 'TTURA - Open Loop Solutions' to investigate a radical new application for glass/polymer composites in architecture.

  • The 'State of the Art' of Design Theory and Practice in Healthcare

    The 'State of the Art' of Design Theory and Practice in Healthcare

    In recent years there has been growing interest in the potential of design approaches to transform health care.

  • Engagingaging


    This research explores the role of the exhibition as a ‘theatre for conversation’ and its role and format as a research tool as well as a means of dissemination.

  • The Design Journal

    The Design Journal

    Established in 1998, The Design Journal is an international refereed journal covering all aspects of design. The journal welcomes articles on design in both cultural and commercial contexts. The journal is published four times a year and provides a forum for design scholars, professionals, educators and managers worldwide.

  • Rituals of Self Design

    Rituals of Self Design

    In the quest for an optimised body that incarnates beauty, wealth, health, and success, a growing number of individuals across social sectors are engaging in practices of body modification. With the advances in medical research and the popularisation of surgery, the body becomes a luxury item, a malleable design matter, which can be sculpted, sucked, lifted and invested into.

  • Foreign Bodies

    Foreign Bodies

    The monograph, published and distributed internationally by ACTAR Publishers, targets academic and non-academic audiences concerned with hybrid practices in the arts, applied art and design. The publication contextualises and sets out Zellweger's research and work in different media and includes images of finished works, works in progress and in context.

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