Join us in celebrating the 24th Anniversary of the ADA with a Poetry Slam and Art Exhibition by artists with disabilities. Mani Iyer, Colin Killick, Kythryne Aisling and Eli Wolff will read their poetry with Ekiwah Adler Belendez's poems read in abstention.
July 23, 2014 at the Institute for Human Centered Design 200 Portland St. Boston, MA 02114
IHCD opens our doors to all designers, engineers, and general smarty pants folks to come and work with some of our User/Experts who have a mix of hand impairments to begin to understand where this scissor idea just doesn’t quite cut it.
IHCD has found that people at the edges of the spectrum of ability are especially attuned to knowing when design fails, and also to what works. This is where true innovation happens!
Architect and Interior Designer Karen F Brown, AIA will present simple ways to modify your home so that you can age-in-place with comfort, dignity and grace. She will show you a recent project completed in Concord, MA for a couple in their 70s. While the house reflects sophistication and style, many age-in-place features are incorporated to include an elegant low-rise stair, a hidden pneumatic elevator, casement windows, and wider doorways with lever handles. The kitchen artfully combines lower countertops, a sit-down workspace and a discreet movable trolley.
Coming to IHCD straight from South by Southwest Making More of Ourselves is an activity-based provocation about our addiction to the visual and how it is other senses, like touch, smell and hearing, that are key to designing the future of multimodal user experiences for wearable technologies and more.
People will learn the complexities of our senses, how they interact and how they work to deliver emotion and information.
The conference program hosts more than 175 workshops and tours covering relevant industry issues and projects. A diverse range of topics and ideas attracts the full spectrum of building-industry professionals, including architects, engineers, builders/contractors and owners/clients.
On Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, The Institute for Human Centered Design is sponsoring our annual Socially Sustainable Design Symposium at the ArchitectureBoston Expo.
26 years after the passage of the ADA it is clear that people with mental health and substance use issues are still far from a central concern in considering who has rights and who has responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act. It might be the right time and place to revitalize attention to integrating people with mental health and substance use conditions into the promise of the ADA.