Good Health Design – Design for Health Symposium 2019

Workshop Session A

Life Café

The Life Café was designed to engage individuals living in the community in creative activities in orderto stimulate conversations about what people find meaningful in life and in care. For centuries families and communities have been core to meeting the emotional, the psychological, the spiritual and the social needs of people. The Life Café recognises that finding opportunities to have these conversations can ensure that the person’s wishes are taken into account at key points, particularly at end of life. Come and encounter a Life Café to experience methods of sharing experiences, insights and resources.

Workshop Facilitator

Workshop FacilitatorS

Helen Fisher

Lab4Living, Sheffield Hallam University
Helen is a researcher and designer working within Lab4Living, an interdisciplinary research cluster at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Her research centres on working with people to develop products, services and interventions that improve quality of life. She specialises in design for dementia and ageing and has a broader history of work in health and wellbeing. She is particularly interested in developing creative research methods to enable conversations.

Claire Craig

Lab4Living, Sheffield Hallam University
Dr. Claire Craig is Reader in Design and Creative Practice in Health and Co-Director of Lab4Living, a transdisciplinary research group at Sheffield Hallam University. Her research focuses on the role of design in promoting quality of life and wellbeing, particularly in the context of people experiencing major life transitions. Claire is a qualified occupational therapist and has written a number of books in relation to her work including Meaningful Making: Journeying through Dementia, Exploring the Self through Photography and Creativity and Communication.