HUG by LAUGH® has been selected for the final in the Outstanding Dementia Care Product 2018 category at the National Dementia Care Awards 2018.
HUG by LAUGH® was nominated by staff from Llys Y Seren, Pobl: Gwalia Care & Support in Port Talbot.
Professor Treadaway said: “We are delighted to have been nominated for this award and to have reached the finals of the competition. The design for HUG was developed from our AHRC research partnership with Pobl Gwalia Care and Support and we acknowledge the important support of residents, staff and management that enabled the design research to take place.”
Read more about the awards here.
The LAUGH project has been featured in Design Week‘s top picks to see at London Design Fair 2018. The project was part of the Design Research for Change exhibition which showcased 67 Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded Design research projects.
The LAUGH project will be featured in the Design Research for Change Showcase, part of the London Design Fair 2018. The exhibition showcases 67 AHRC-funded design research projects at the Old Truman Brewery, London from 20th – 23rd September 2018. For more information on the exhibition, please visit Design Research for Change.
Cathy and Gail presented two LAUGH papers at the Design 4 Health, 5th International Conference in Sheffield, 4-6th September 2018.
The paper’s were titled ‘Designing for playfulness through compassion: design for advanced dementia’ and ‘Evaluation or anecdote? Understanding the impact of design’ and will be available on our publications page in due course.