International News

Aug 21, 2017

Eclipse SoundScapes Project

On August 21, 2017, millions of people will view a total solar eclipse as it passes through the United States. However, for the visually impaired, or others who are unable to see the eclipse with their own eyes, the Eclipse Soundscapes Project delivers a multisensory experience of this exciting celestial event. The project, from NASA’s Heliophysics Education Consortium, will include audio descriptions of the eclipse in real time, recordings of the changing environmental sounds during the eclipse, and an interactive “rumble map” app that will allow users to visualize the eclipse through touch.

Read more at www.eclipsesoundscapes.org

 

Sep 19, 2017

Helen Hamlyn Research  Symposium 2017

Tuesday 19 September 2017, 5-6.30pm

Followed by a private view of the Design.Different exhibition, 6.30–8pm

The Symposium features presentations of the Centre’s current Research Associate and PhD projects, and also includes special guest speakers. Following on from the Symposium will be a private view of the accompanying exhibition Design.Different; a show that displays the breadth of the Centre’s design-research work, highlighting projects that explore the Centre’s main research themes: Age & Diversity, Social & Global, and Healthcare.

 

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Call for Papers

Paper proposals for the 55th IMCL Conference on Healthy, 10-Minute Neighborhoods are invited from elected officials, scholars and practitioners. The following are examples of the types of issues that will be addressed...
Aug 26, 2017

IEA Florence 2018 Creativity in practice

The Italian Society of Ergonomics is pleased to host in 2018 in Florence, Italy, the 20th international IEA conference. It is the first time in the history of the 50 years of the IEA and the SIE that this event will take place in Italy and we are proud! The theme of the congress is “Creativity in Practice”, with reference to the typical challenge of the Italian way to innovation engaged to transform the results of research on innovation in concrete actions to improve the quality of life and work. The event will be not only an occasion to share new researches and case histories, but also an occasion to meet professionals from different countries, all engaged in brainstorming sessions to generate new ideas.
 
A quite new transversal design approach that is developing interesting synergies and practical results is Design for All-Universal Design.

International Design for All Foundation Award Ceremony 2017

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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.

 

 

May 31, 2017

Rainbow colored gradient with the letter UDL and UXThe Second Pan-Canadian Conference on Universal Design for Learning May 31 – June 2, 2017 University of Prince Edward Island Charlottetown, PEI

http://www.udlconference.ca/

The call for submissions has been extended and will close on May 1st!

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

 

Oct 9, 2017

The 33nd Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Pacific Rim International Conference on disability and diversityThe 33nd Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity will be held on October 9-11, 2017 at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort & the Modern Honolulu. The Call for Proposals is NOW OPEN, so be sure to submit your ideas early! 

For more information, please visit us at www.pacrim.hawaii.edu, or feel free to e-mail prinfo@hawaii.edu, or call 1-808-956-7539.

 

 

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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.
 

 

 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.