News and Events

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In the February 2020 newsletter, we announce some exciting upcoming events including the next two lectures in the Eliza Forrest Kaye Bromfield Memorial Lunch & Learn Series, IHCD's Boston Design Week event on inclusive workplace design and more! We also share our internal updates announcing…

Outdoor directional sign to commuter rail station with commuter rail logo

The MBTA and IHCD seek seniors and people with disabilities to participate in site visit sessions and workshops concerning the existing Newtonville, West Newton, and Auburndale Commuter Rail Stations, and replacement stations now being planned.

We want to hear your ideas about how the…

Community Conversations at the Boston Athenaeum

IHCD's Executive Director, Valerie Fletcher, will participate in a panel discussion titled Community Conversations at the Boston Athenaeum on Wednesday, January 29th, 2020, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The panel will also feature Stephanie Fan with the Chinese Historical Society of New England and…

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You can submit your project, product, or service as Design for All Good Practice until Friday, February 21, 2020, opting to the International Awards Design for All Foundation 2020. 

From the Design for All Foundation: 

The Design for All Foundation, with the…

International Association for Universal Design's International Design Award 2019 Logo

Chairman's Introduction

The IAUD International Design Awards were initiated nine years ago to raise awareness of Universal Design, and to showcase best practice examples. Since then, each year winning entries have demonstrated the success of this project and a growing understanding of…

International Union of Architects' Friendly and Inclusive Spaces Awards Logo

Entries for the International Union of Architects (UIA)'s Friendly and Inclusive Spaces Award 2020 will be accepted until Saturday, November 30th, 2019.

Background

From UIA: Award winners and commended projects will be exhibited at the UIA Congress in…

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From Ricardo Gomes, who sits on IHCD's Board of Directors and is Professor and ID Search Committee Chair at San Francisco State University:

The School of Design at San Francisco State University is seeking qualified candidates for a new faculty position in Industrial Design. …

Jan Carpman

This presentation will offer an introduction to the concept of wayfinding and touch on a number of related issues: what makes wayfinding difficult, some consequences of disorientation, customer expectations about wayfinding in health facilities, and more. It will also drill down a bit and…

Flier for the call for entries for the eleventh annual generative space award with an illustration of a cartoon man and woman holding hands to form a frame around houses in the distance

From A Place to Flourish:

The 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 A Place to Flourish…

A collage of four images: three examples of audio beacons, accessible pedestrian signals, and apps that aid mobility, and one QR code in the bottom right to RSVP for the event

When: Friday, November 15, 2019, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Institute for Human Centered Design, 200 Portland Street, First Floor, Boston, MA 02114. View IHCD's location on Google Maps. 

To request an accommodation, email Leigh…