IHCD News

Jan 29, 2018
The Advisory Board and the Judges of The CARITAS Project’s Eighth Annual Generative Space Award are pleased
to announce that one project has received the Award at the annual Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo

(HFSE) during the Award Luncheon on Monday, 18 September 2017. The project is the:

Jordan Valley Cancer Center, in West Jordan, UT, designed by TSA Architects, of Salt Lake City.

Jan 15, 2018

IHCD is pleased to announce our newest board member, Ruth Super.

Ruth Super is a versatile designer with over 20 years graphic, interior and architectural design experience.

Nov 27, 2017
The Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) is pleased to announce that Dr. Carpman, our long-time collaborator and colleague, will be joining IHCD in a new role, our first Director of Wayfinding.  
 
Jan has more than 30 years’ experience as a wayfinding consultant (with Carpman Grant Associates) to medical, educational, arts & cultural, government, and other public facilities. With her longtime partner, Myron Grant, and sign designer, Dick Nicolson, she has analyzed, planned, and designed wayfinding systems for over 70 organizations with large, complex sites and buildings, and has involved thousands of users in her work. 
Nov 6, 2017
With the arrival of a new director in 2011, the board envisioned a more accessible and inclusive museum providing physical, sensory, intellectual, aesthetic, and social access for everyone. The board also aspired for the museum to appeal to a more broad audience, including the next generation of visitors; new immigrants from Brazil, Vietnam, and Ghana; and 30,000 students from 13 local colleges. The community surrounding the Worcester Art Museum (now known by its acronym, WAM) has changed a lot since the museum’s 1898 Victorian-era beginnings.
 
Mattias Waschek, formerly of the Pulitzer Art Foundation and Musee du Louvre, was selected to lead the museum and its collection of more than 35,000 works representing more than 50 centuries, the second-largest fine arts museum in New England.
 
He eagerly embraced the board’s vision.
 
Nov 15, 2017

 

IHCD Lunch & Learn Lecture:
A Neuroscience-Informed Approach to Designing Art Experiences

Presented By: Dr. Tedi Asher

 

Oct 20, 2017
In the 1990s, San Francisco removed all of the benches from Civic Center Plaza. In 2001, all remaining seating in nearby United Nations Plaza was removed in the middle of the night. Over the years, public seating has been removed from virtually the entire city. While this anti-homelessness strategy has given way a little with the emergence of the city’s many parklets, it’s still in full effect.

Decades after the full-scale seating removal in Civic Center Plaza, there is still nary a bench. Unfortunately, you cannot say the same for the number of unhoused who congregate there. London’s Wellcome Collection is set to open a new show examining the relationship between design and the medical world, showing how graphics has had a pervasive influence.

Read Allison Arieff's Opinion from The New York Times

Oct 25, 2017

HEWI Living in Place Bathroom

IHCD Lunch & Learn Lecture:

 

Global and National Trends
Designing for Living in Place
 

 

Presented by John O'Meara & Michael Imperatore
Sponsored by HEWI and HAFELE

 

 
 

 

Presented by John O'Meara & Michael Imperatore
Sponsored by HEWI and HAFELE

Wilhelmina Crolius

Wednesday, September 13th
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 
Institute for Human Centered Design
200 Portland Street, Boston MA
 

IHCD Lunch & Learn Lecture:

Where are the Ladies at? A Feminist Enquiry as to Why Women aren't Making it in Design Presented by Wilhelmina Crolius

Sep 5, 2017

London’s Wellcome Collection is set to open a new show examining the relationship between design and the medical world, showing how graphics has had a pervasive influence.

Read The Design Week Article By Sarah Dawood

Aug 2, 2017
Willa Crolius, former Director of IHCD’s User Expert Lab and Coordinator of Public Programs, and current double masters student at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College of London shares a feminist critique of why women aren’t making it in design.