Jan 10, 2008

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

Jan 3, 2008

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".

May 1, 2007

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.

May 1, 2007

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.

May 1, 2007

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.

Mar 16, 2007

Assistive Technology News has launched 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

John Czajkowski

John Czajkowski

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

Jennifer Otitigbe

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.

 Healthy City Design International 2017

The organizing committee of the Healthy City Design 2017 (HCD 2017) International Congress & Exhibition is excited to announce the launch of the Call for Papers.
Healthy City Design 2017 (HCD 2017) International Congress & Exhibition, which will take place at the Royal College of Physicians, London on 16–17 October 2017, is a global forum for the exchange of knowledge on the research, policy and practice of designing healthy and sustainable cities and communities.
Congress attendees will develop their knowledge of the political and economic context, emerging practice, latest research findings, skills and core competencies in designing, planning and commissioning city services, technology and infrastructure, project management, and the evidence base for environmentally responsible urban planning, design and public health. We are delighted to invite you to submit abstracts on the following core themes.

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Disability Innovation Summit 2017

13th and 14th July 2017 @QueenElizabethOlympicPark.

The Disability Innovation Summit is a unique opportunity for academics, disabled people, practitioners, community members, international partners, organisations and innovators to shape the future of disability.


International Design for All Foundation Award Ceremony 2017

Group picture of laureates and winners

On 18 May 2017, during the gala dinner of the 1st International Congress of Active Tourism for All, in Sant Antoni de Calonge, Girona, the Design for All Foundation award ceremony took place. 
For the 8th edition of the awards, the Foundation awarded a total of 36 projects/products from 13 different countries as “Good Practices 2016” as they had met the assessment criteria. These Good Practices were then assessed in terms of their relevance, methodology, outputs, impact and innovation by an international jury to select the five winners of the trophy 2017. Four Special mentions were also given.