IHCD News

Loz Simpson

Thursday, October 13th, 12:00PM - 1:30PM
200 Portland Street, Boston, MA 02114

IHCD Lunch & Learn Lecture: London’s Topografik

Oct 18, 2016

Snapshot from the How LEGO Helps videoMatthew Shifrin, a valuable IHCD user/expert and creator of Lego for the Blind website was recently featured on BrainCraft's psychology/neurology YouTube channel. The YouTube video explores how LEGO can bring the world to those with visual impairments. This video comes with video description for screen readers: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1C...

View on YouTube: How LEGO Helps Blind People See

BrainCraft is created by Vanessa Hill (@nessyhill) and is brought to you by PBS Digital Studios. Talking psychology, neuroscience & why we act the way we do. 

More information on Matthew's project:

Matthew's website: http://legofortheblind.com/
Matthew's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfAgj...
Behind the Scenes: 10000 Digits of Pi with Matthew Shifrin: https://youtu.be/pvkUr2L-m3Q

Oct 11, 2016
Gallaudet UniversityGallaudet University is the only bilingual liberal arts university in the world where education and research programs for deaf and hard of hearing students are conducted in American Sign Language (ASL) and English. The University benefits from an historic 99 acre campus, which is close to the Capitol, the U.S. National Arboretum, and the White House. The core of this was originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (known for New York’s Central Park) in 1866.
 
The Gallaudet University International Design Competition encompasses: the design of a new Gateway Plaza, a revitalization of the campus’ historic Olmsted Green, and the creation of a new public realm that will integrate the campus with the vibrant urban fabric of a wider regeneration project within Washington, D.C., including the emerging Florida Avenue Market area. This is adjacent to some of the city’s fastest growing and most dynamic mixed-use neighborhoods in NoMa and the H Street corridor.

The competition scope includes design proposals for a visitors’ pavilion located within the Gateway Plaza, as well as conceptual proposals for a landmark building at the epicenter of the campus, which will command views across a number of strategic routes.

Throughout its 150-year history, Gallaudet has served as both a premier academic institution and an internationally recognized centre for Deaf Culture.

Patricia Rizzo

Wednesday, September 7th, 12:00PM
200 Portland Street, Boston, MA 02114

Patricia Rizzo: Human-centric lighting – what does it mean and how do we provide it in practice?

Oryx Cohen

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.

Jul 19, 2016

DCR MassachusettsIHCD has begun work on a multi-faceted scope of work for the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR).  IHCD will provide consultation, training and plan review to DCR that will analyze compliance with federal law, state code and Forest Service standards as well as global state of the art of inclusive/universal design in the out of doors.  DCR seeks to build upon its 21 years of leadership in the Universal Access program to offer a national model.  The project will include contextual inquiry research with “user/experts” from among people 65+ and people on the Autism Spectrum.  

Susanne Stadler

Monday, June 20th, 12:00PM
200 Portland Street, Boston, MA 02114

At Home With Growing Older: A Report on Interdisciplinary Learning and Collaboration and the Notion of Age Friendly Design

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.