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Jul 19, 2016

Design That Cares CoverThe third edition of the premier wayfinding guide to healthcare, Design that Cares,  has just been published by Janet R. Carpman and Myron A. Grant.  IHCD was pleased to provide detailed knowledge of design requirements for people with functional limitations and information about related US legislation and guidelines. 

May 17, 2016

IAUD Award 2016All corporations, organizations, individuals, and groups, inside and outside Japan, that are interested in "innovative UD activities and proposals for achieving a sustainable, harmonious society through the promotion of new and improved concepts in town development, products, and systems" are eligible to apply. Specific businesses, teams and other sub-units of corporations and organizations are also eligible. So long as the work or the example of an activity is the applicant’s own, it does not matter if it has already been published or presented elsewhere.

May 12, 2016

Denise RushDenise Rush, ASID, IIDA, Director of Undergraduate Interior Architecture at the Boston Architectural College, has been named to the Board of the Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD).

Apr 11, 2016

Design for All Foundation 2016 laureates and winners

On 22 March 2016, during the Urbaccess fair in Paris, the Design for All Foundation award ceremony took place.

For the 7th edition of the awards, the Foundation awarded a total of 36 projects/products from 12 different countries as “Good Practices 2015” as they had met the assessment criteria. These Good Practices were then assessed in terms of their relevance, methodology, outputs, impact and innovation by an international jury, which included IHCD's Executive Director Valerie Fletcher, to select the five winners of the trophy 2016. Eight Special mentions were also given.

Apr 11, 2016

Generative Space Award: call for entriesThe Generative Space Award recognizes break-through designs that improve health and healthcare. Submit your recent projects that clearly demonstrate the integration of the physical and social environments to make your community be A Place to Flourish.

Visit the Caritas Project website to learn about the entry requirements.

Feb 8, 2016

Exhibitionist Fall 2015 CoverThe Fall 2015 edition of the journal of the National Association for Museum Exhibition, Creating an Inclusive Experience: Exhibitions and Universal Design, includes articles written or co-written by the IHCD team.  Jan Majewski, IHCD Director, Inclusive Cultural and Educational Projects, co-authored with Clare Brown What Makes an Exhibition Inclusive: A 20-Year Conversation about Universal Design; Willa Crolius, IHCD Director of the User/Expert Lab co-authored with Sara Smith, Greg Sprick and David Michaud the Exhibition Critique on the Hall of Human Life at the Museum of Science, Boston; Valerie Fletcher, IHCD’s Executive Director, wrote the Book Review, The Multisensory Museum: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Touch, Sound, Smell, Memory, and Space.

Visit the National Association for Museum Exhibition's website for more information

Feb 8, 2016

At Home with Autism: Designing Housing for the SpectrumThe University of Bristol, the Chicago University Press, has published a landmark book on designing homes for people on the Autism Spectrum, At Home with Autism.  The authors, Kim Steele and Sherry Ahrentzen, have been exploring this issue with rare sensitivity and thoroughness for some years. This 320 page book is a tour-de-force with a thoroughgoing analysis of research and precedent, practical design guidelines, encyclopedic references, and an informed rationale for the importance of flexibility and variety. Kim Steele is a research and design consultant focused on improving quality of life through design. Sherry Ahrentzen is the Shimberg Professor of Housing Studies at the University of Florida.

Buy the book online

Feb 8, 2016

IHCD is currently looking for candidates for the position of Senior Architect. The Senior Architect must have deep content expertise in accessibility (Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, International Building Code) and in the practice of universal/inclusive design.  The Senior Architect has primary responsibility for securing and managing design services projects and assuring the most efficient and cost-effective execution of their scope of work as well as the integration of cutting edge inclusive design methods. The Senior Architect also plays a key role in the management of consulting projects such as comprehensive existing condition analysis and architectural plan review for accessibility and for inclusive design. The Senior Architect collaborates to ensure that design and consulting projects are documented and disseminated as central to IHCD’s mission.

Feb 1, 2016

Journal of Legals Aspecta of Sport coverIHCD’s Inclusive Sports team co-authored co-authored an article for the Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, in a special issue, The Americans with Disabilities Act 25th Anniversary: Assessing Opportunities, Challenges, and Progress.  JLAS Volume 26, Issue 1, February.  Universal Design: Moving the Americans with Disabilities Act from Access to Inclusion is co-authored by Mary A. Hums. Samuel H Schmidt, Andrew Novak and Eli Wolff. IHCD appreciates the Journal’s agreement to allow two weeks of open access to the article.  Please contact Eli to request a copy @ ewolff@IHCDesign.org   Please request a copy before February 14th!

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