Flourish by Design - Publication day
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Design for Health & Wellbeing, Design for Ageing, Design for Planetary Health, Design for Sustainability, Global Challenge Design Innovation.
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I lead research that addresses the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in health, wellbeing and sustainability.
My research is driven by life’s mission to champion a ‘Blue Zone’ lifestyle (people living healthy into old age), by involving stakeholders and communities in the business of health, so that we and the planet can stay healthy.
How I conduct research:
What I do:
Open Access version available
if you’re not in existential crisis as a designer in 2022, maybe you’re not doing it right!
Working with international design researchers to improve health and healthcare in Latin America
New peer-reviewed journal publication in the Journal of Building Engineering
A LatamHaus workshop
We delivered net-zero building design training for people in developing countries
ImaginationLancaster Design Summit
LatamHaus: website and Passivhaus scholarship anouncement
Design & Covid-19
Charting the developments, challenges and opportunities for design research in addressing global challenges facing the developing world
New paper published in the Global Health Action Journal
Early Career Professional Workshop Series
of paper on the Challenges & Opportunities in Applying Design Research in the Global South
experiences from the DRS2020 conference
Karuna Foundation on Nepal’s Emergency Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
An opportunity to contribute to it
International Symposium on Urban Health and Wellbeing in the Asia-Pacific Region
the International Symposium on Urban Health and Wellbeing in the Asia-Pacific Region!
to empower local communities and Government in Malaysia in addressing social issues in ageing
focusing on the Internet of Health Things
with Government and NGO stakeholders at Sunway University
workshop in Malaysia
and speculative design concepts
at the 4S - TRANSnational Science and Technology Studies conference
in developing future speculative design for ageing well
Pilot testing a participatory speculative design methodology in Malaysia
at the British Academy produced innovative future scenarios
at the Ageing Playfully Seminar
The TEDx talk on the role of playfulness in promoting playful behaviours is now part of the TEDx database
Centre for Ageing Research Seminar
proved a great success inspiring many
a New Approach for Debating and Priming Future Healthcare Technologies and Services
Featured on Parkinson's UK website
helps develop AHRC proposal
set to define the local challenges and needs for understanding the home as a source of infection through AMR dust-born bacteria
attract a lot of attention
paves the way for new design fictions
exploring dementia futures using design fictions
As emergent technologies and the UK government’s dementia policy mix and shape our futures what are the potential consequences and implications for people with dementia, their carers, families and society at large?
about the importance of play in later life
appears on several medical news online outlets
during its exhibition at the Dementia Futures event
receives a lot of attention and comments from readers
Paper presented at the 11th Design & Health World Congress
The event marked the lunch of the ProtoPolicy Design Fictions
This event will bring together some current and recent examples of speculative design used as a tool by policymakers and researchers in Whitehall
receives a lot of attention during the Sackler conference on Art, Design and New Technology for Health
ProtoPolicy co-design workshops at Miners Court
with a group of older people and Age UK Lancashire
reveals insights on user participation
and the winner is: Other Bother
in a most playful way
generated public interest and discussion on energy use in the home
with our senior co-designers enjoying themselves
emerged in our first co-design workshop
Have you thought about a New Year's home energy resolution?
If so, we need you! We are recruiting for our study at Brunel University London
and people's emotional connection with electric appliances
receiving a lot of attention and positive feedback
Watch a video of people's thoughts and feedback
Initial thoughts and themes emerging
receiving great attention from locals and visitors
We will be showcasing the 2nd version of our interactive xylophone in Lancaster City Centre (Market Square) on Wednesday the 20th of August
Using arts, crafts and Lego to creating enticing generative interview probes
Watch our video of people interacting with the Xylophone in the park
and lots of exercise too
Invited talk given at the stroke rehabilitation and technology at the Royal Society of Medicine
People had lots of fun with this!
Available and ready to be distributed to a number of participants
Interactive Xylophone prototype: music, fun and exercise in the park
Take part in a fun and creative study and win up to £50 in gift vouchers
Come along to our fully funded Services in the City (Open Data) Design Jam on Tuesday 3rd of June 2014
A shared vision and lots of great prototype activity ideas
Want to make your walks in the park more fun?
Great fun and lots of great ideas and responses to the project
Visit us on the 5th of May in Ryelands Park and take part in making Lego movies of the health trail!
A most engaging and fun to have participated in co-design workshop
We are recruiting field trial pilot participants for a shiny new bit of wearable tech
Do you want to take part in shaping how the walks at Ryelands Park can be more active and fun?
Numbers that Matter Hackathon
Discover the power of open data to create new and innovative products and services
Hackathon Weekender: open data & wearable tech - 15th-16th March (Sat/Sun) 10am start at Manchester Science Park
An Inspirational Masterclass delivered by the Worldwide CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi, Kevin Roberts on Monday 10th of February
Kevin Roberts will inspire and inform an audience of creative and digital small and medium businesses
Making in the City [3D Printing], offered a successful and acclaimed introduction to the series of Cities Design Jams, by the Imagination team at Lancaster
Co-creation through intense collaborative activity...Hexagons and Lego leading innovative 'thinking'
Bringing London-based digital and creative small and medium businesses together to create innovate concepts for cities