Healthy Ageing and Technology Innovation LabBackResources
7th November 2019
The University of Manchester
This Innovation Lab is co-funded by The University of Manchester, Aspect and Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)
The Healthy Ageing and Technology Innovation Lab initiates co-developed research projects that address a business need. A total of five businesses were invited to the Innovation Lab in February 2019, where they were paired with the 24 academics in attendance. During the day, teams work through a process to define the problem/question, generate solutions and assess feasibility, and pitch a project idea to expert panel. Seed corn funds were awarded to all five teams, to develop an exploratory project working with the industry partner, with a view to developing this relationship and the area of research.
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This blog by the Methods for Change team, illustrated by Jack Brougham, asks if we should spend more time talking about the methods we use as researchers. Drawing on a recent paper, we suggest that researchers need to articulate why methods matter in creating change to global challenges. We share three creative techniques that we have experimented with across the Methods for Change project that can encourage playful, reflective conversation about methods and their role in galvanising change.
This ‘How-To’ Guide outlines the Collaborative Zine Making Method used by Professor Sarah Marie Hall from the University of Manchester and developed in collaboration with Inspire Women Oldham. The zine was also created in collaboration with Inspire Women Oldham.
This ‘How-To’ Guide outlines the Oral Histories of Sensory Memories method used by Associate Professor Roisin Higgins from Maynooth University, Republic of Ireland. The poster was created in collaboration with Maddy Vian, Maddy Vian Illustrations.
This ‘How-To’ Guide outlines the Pop-up Stall method used by Dr Robert Meckin and Dr Andrew Balmer from the University of Manchester. The poster was created in collaboration with Maddy Vian, Maddy Vian Illustrations.