Oct 30, 2018
In 2018 The Universal Design and Higher Education in Transformation Congress (UDHEIT2018) will be held at Dublin Castle, Ireland from 30 October to 2 November 2018. This exciting four-day event will bring together key experts from industry, education, government and non-government organisation sectors to share experiences and knowledge with all participants.  This congress aims to   transform our world through celebrating and integrating all that is good in design, diversity and education. 


Oct 1, 2018
Destinations for All logo
The second world summit on accessible tourism will present the innovations and best practices for the development of accessible destinations for all.
Brussels, October 1st, and 2nd, 2018.
For more information visit the Destination for All website
Apr 6, 2018

Peter Martin

IHCD is delighted to announce that Peter Martin has joined us as our new Senior Architect.

Steve Demos, long-time IHCD Senior Architect will remain a valued member of the IHCD Team as Senior Architect Emeritus.

Visit Peter Martin's bio to learn more.

Feb 23, 2018

John Wodatch

John Wodatch, former Chief of Disability Rights at DOJ writes about the how the passage of H.R.620 will affect the ADA.

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 25, 2018

Health: The Design, Planning and Politics of How and Where We Live


Dates: 25-26 January 2018

Place: University of the West of England, Bristol

Organisers:   WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION Collaborating Centre and the Department of Architecture, UWE, with AMPS. In collaboration with the Public Health Film Society.

Abstract Submissions:  1st June  (Round One)

Abstract Submission Form


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.
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