The 3rd Design4Health European Conference at Sheffield Hallam University is now accepting submissions for papers. The deadline for abstracts is the 5th January 2015. This is an excellent conference that brings together a diverse set of academics and practitioners. Whilst there is often a dominance of papers about product design for health there is usually several about graphic design and health. The key note speaker at the last conference in 2013 was the excellent Karel Van de Waarde who talked about the lack of quality and consistency of medical device packaging, pointing out that there was much work to be done in this area. He demonstrated several truly dreadful examples of designs that were uncomprehensible for really important devices such as inhalers for people with asthma. For a list of Karel’s publications please click here.