Past events

How does health feel? Stretch Orchestra

Research workshop - August 2018

Increasing numbers of people are getting to see their personal health data through wearables such as fitness trackers. But what does this data really mean to us, and does it change what we do to stay fit and healthy? Marion Lean from the Royal College of Art set out to explore how we relate to our…

Do you want to increase your success rate with research grant applications? THIS COURSE IS NOW OVER. The SketchNote above, courtesy of Nicola Marquard, summarises the approach to grant writing recommended by the course leader, Andrew Derringon. About the course This intensive, one-day event…

Sept 2018 - Exploring affective and sensory dimensions of data

How can materials be used to explore the experience of systems and technologies designed to aid behaviour change in health and wellbeing?

Organised by: Marion Lean Date: Friday 21st September 2018 Time: 14:00 – 17:00 BST Location: Royal College of Art, London Who is this workshop for? Academics, practitioners, designers, technologists involved in the development of future technology interventions, applications products and e…

As part of the London Design Festival 2018, Marion Lean, a PhD design researcher at the Royal College of Art, created an interactive installation in collaboration with intelligent textiles innovators Footfalls and Heartbeats. Inspired by the concept of a Rube Goldberg machine, in which one action…

Innovation workshop - wearables in primary care

Academic / practitioner workshop 13th July 2018

On July 13th 2018 David Ellis from Lancaster University and Lukasz Piwek from Bath University held an interdisciplinary meeting funded by the GetAMoveOn Network+ to facilitate networking and collaboration between groups developing health technologies and those within NHS primary care. So how did it…

Active minds: physical activity, mental health & digital technology

Academic / practitioner workshop 18th & 19th July 2018

On 18th and 19th of July 2018, Dr Maki Rooksby from the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow led a workshop to bring together people from different disciplines and explore the relationship between mental health problems and physical (in)activity, and the challenges around…

Mindfulness on-the-go with Rohan Gunatillake

Public event 19th July 2018

Rohan Gunatillake is the creator of Buddhify, a meditation app designed to fit meditation into a modern busy lifestyle. He was named by Wired magazine in their Smart List of 50 people who will change the world. As part of our Active Minds workshop, exploring the links between physical activity…

Tuesday 20th February 2018 from 10am-4pm Facilitators: Profs Ann Blandford & Anna Cox Overview The workshop will include talks and working group activities focusing on the role of behaviour change and other theories that support reasoning about the social and community contexts within which…

June 2017: Older Adults & Physical Activity Workshop

Using technology to help older adults be physically active

On June 27th 2017 we held a workshop on using technology to help older adults to be physically active. We heard findings from some of the most recent research on the topic, focusing on different technologies, different user groups, and different types of physical activity; we learned about…