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).

SCUPIHCD's Executive Director, Valerie Fletcher, will be presenting at the annual international conference for Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), SCUP 51 Vancouver. The conference runs from July 9-13, 2016 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Thursday December 10th, 12:00PM
200 Portland Street, Boston, MA 02114

A Dochitect and a User/Expert Share Views of Healthcare Design 

A Dochitect and a User/Expert Share Views of Healthcare Design

Wednesday, March 16th, 12:00PM
200 Portland Street, Boston, MA 02114

DEAFSPACE: Lessons on Perception, Architecture, and Cultural Agency 

Hansel Bauman at Gallaudet

This presentation explores the emerging concept of DeafSpace as a profound example of how perception shapes architecture and how inclusive design and construction practices can empower traditionally marginalized cultures and enhance the quality of life for all.

Feb 26, 2016

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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 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 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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