Indiana University is seeking applications for a Director for the National Center on Accessibility. This position is an appointed non-tenure track faculty member with the title of Academic Specialist
After one year of intense research work at Zollverein they have been established: The results of the "Universal Home" scholarship competition at Zollverein. In October 2006, ten young designers and architects from all over the world took up their annual scholarship at Zollverein to do research in cooperation with eleven companies on the future oriented issue "Universal Home".
In spite of my sense that we are heading pell mell into the gloom of global warming, catastrophic conflict and hopeless mediocrity, I've noticed a hopeful trend. Beauty and happiness have been rehabilitated from irrelevant to necessary.
Three European kitchen systems prove that universal design and high-end aesthetics are not incompatible. While much is made of the ongoing influence of America’s aging baby-boom generation—whose members are turning 60 at the rate of about three million a year—the demographics of Europe are even creakier. Nearly 16 percent of Western Europe is already over 65. Demographers estimate that by 2050 one in three Germans will be 60 years old or older. These are startling statistics, with profound implications for design.
More than five million Americans have Alzheimer'sdisease, a 10 percent increase from the last official tally five years ago, and a number expected to more than triple by 2050, absent a cure, as the 85-and-over population soars and the baby boomers move into their late 60s and 70s.
Assistive Technology News has launched www.atechnews.com to assist the nation’s 56-million people with disabilities stay abreast of assistive technology products that enhance their independence and improve their quality of life.
IHCD Welcome's New Board Members
A native of the Washington, D.C. area, John Czajkowski came to Boston in 2013 to become the Executive Dean for Administration at Harvard Medical School (HMS). As Executive Dean, he managed the day-to-day operations of the medical school, and was responsible for finance, human resources, information technology, buildings and facilities, and other central support functions. Year after year, HMS is rated the top medical school in the world, and its 110-year-old campus is the hub of the Boston's Longwood Medical Area. Mr. Czajkowski brings considerable operational expertise, and years of practical experience that will be valuable to the Board and the Institute as a whole.
Prior to that, he had a 27-year career in the Federal government. Most recently, he was the Deputy Director for Management of the National Cancer Institute, the largest of NIH's institutes and centers. He also held executive positions in the Treasury Department and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. He is an active musician and an ordained minister, and he and his wife Jenny have four adult children
Jennifer Otitigbe is an expert in product development practices having worked in all aspects of new product development from concept development to product launch. She currently practices User Experience Design at the MathWorks, where she specializes in human-centered design of software for complex systems. Prior to this role, Jennifer was a staff member at the Institute for Human Centered Design where she worked initially as a Project Manager and then progressed to serve as the Director of User Experience and Research.
Throughout her career, she has worked at the intersections of disciplines because of her belief that it's at the intersections of thought that innovation is found. Jennifer is a graduate of Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute and earned a master in science at Stanford University. She lives in Boston.
13th and 14th July 2017 @QueenElizabethOlympicPark.