The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design

Breaking Through: New projects from the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design

London, September 15th - 25th, 2014

This exhibition explores how current research by the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art is translating into new products, services and systems – and breaking through to achieve impact in the market, public discourse and policymaking.

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Art Works,

Designing for People, User/Experts in Schools of Design

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded a 2014 Art Works grant to conduct a new initiative, Designing for People, User/Experts in Schools of Design.  This project builds on 14 years of IHCD’s Access to Design Professions and knits the project into IHCD’s commitment to engaging user/experts. 

Design Council

Inclusive Design Hub for the Built Environment

The Design Council (UK) has created the Inclusive Design Hub for the built environment. It covers buildings and outdoor spaces, in all phases of development including planning, design and construction, right through to the management of those buildings and places. It is a collection of resources and we do not promote the use of one over the other.

Visit the Inclusive Design Hub for the built environment


2014 ANFA Conference

The Academy of Neuroscience and Architecture (ANFA) Conference will explore, from a scientific basis, the range of human experiences with elements of architecture, through collaboration between architects and neuroscientists.  The goal is to inspire ideas and new collaborations that will ignite change and unlock the potential of Neuroscience for Architecture.

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ABX 2014

IHCD's Socially Sustainable Design Symposium at ABX 2014

IHCD is hosting our Socially Sustainable Design Symposium on October 29th this year at the Architecture Boston Expo. For the first time, there is an option to register for the whole Symposium as a registration choice.  This year the morning plenary, Architecture that Improves People's Lives, will be a lecture by John McAslan, CBE following by an interview with McAslan by Metropolis magazine's Susan Szenasy.

Find out more about the Socially Sustainable Design Symposium

King's Cross Station, London.

Institute for Human Centered Design Newsletter: August 2014 edition

The Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) is an international non-profit organization committed to advancing the role of design in expanding opportunity and enhancing experience for people of all ages and abilities through excellence in design. Our educational, consulting and design work is very diverse. See our monthly newsletter to learn about current projects.

User experts working at IHCD.

A call for User/Experts - make a difference and earn a stipend for your time and expertise!

The Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) is creating a new User/Expert Lab in our Boston headquarters and is currently seeking to recruit user/experts to be part of our participant database and on-call for design research projects.