Lab4Living at Sheffield Hallam University invites papers from researchers and practitioners for the fifth European Design4Health conference, taking place from 4-6 September 2018. Design4Health brings together designers and creative practitioners with researchers, clinicians, policy makers and users to discuss, disseminate and test their approaches and methods. 

Papers are invited from researchers and practitioners across the areas of design, creative practice 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.

2018 Themes – Design for Health?
With increasing pressure to rethink our healthcare systems and set against complex and interconnected global challenges, we particularly welcome contributions that interrogate meanings and assumptions relating to the terms ‘design’ and ‘health’, and offer the following words / terms as provocations: Design? Health? Care? Taboo? Value? Success? Risk? Change? Technology? We invite you to interrogate and play with the terms in relation to your research and practice.

We invite conference submissions in three formats:
1. Paper presentations
2. Artefact-led presentations
3. Poster presentations

Paper abstract deadline: Mon 26 March 2018 23:59 (GMT)
Poster proposal deadline: Mon 14 May 2018 23:59 (GMT)

For further details on the conference and submissions visit:

The 2018 European Design4Health conference is hosted by Lab4Living, a trans-disciplinary research living lab within Sheffield Hallam University’s Art & Design Research Centre. 


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