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Rémi Bec

Design PhD student, UCHD
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After studying Space Design, a combination of Interior Design, Urbanism and Scenography in his home country of France, Rémi transferred to Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield to complete a BA in Product Design followed by an MA in Industrial Design, completed in January 2008. 

During his Master’s degree Rémi developed a special interest in health related issues, which led to a project targeting the rapidly increasing problem of obesity. The resulting game based design promotes social interaction within a family based on friendly competition, as a community, to encourage people to exercise.

This MA project has subsequently formed the basis of Rémi’s PhD which focuses on modifying people’s behaviour through aspects of play. Concentrating on physical activity to tackle the problem of obesity, the aims of this research fit within UCHD in terms of using a participatory approach to understand users and explore ways to engage them and get them to willingly modify their behaviour.  This is a method Rémi has followed throughout his previous study.

Rémi’s PhD is funded by both the UCHD and Obesity themes within CLAHRC SY. 

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Latest downloads

2013 RCN Research Conference
Dan attended this conference in Belfast and the poster he presented is now available for download.

Participatory Innovation Conference (PINC) 2011
Andy presented at the Participatory Innovation Conference (PINC) 2011 in Sønderborg, Denmark

Short Paper at the Participatory Design Conference 2010
UCHD will be presenting a short paper at the Participatory Design Conference 2010 in Sydney.

Design Research Conference, Spokane, Washington
Matt and Andy presented to the Design Research Conference in Spokane, Washington direct from Sheffield via a live weblink.

Presentation at CLAHRC 2010 Knowledge Exchange Event
Simon and Mark presented on “Co-designing Better Health” at the CLAHRC-SY knowledge exchange event in Sheffield.

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