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Flier for the call for entries for the eleventh annual generative space award with an illustration of a cartoon man and woman holding hands to form a frame around houses in the distance

From A Place to Flourish:

The Generative Space Award recognizes break-through designs that improve health and healthcare. Submit your recent projects that clearly
demonstrate the integration of the physical and social environments to make your community A Place to Flourish…

A collage of four images: three examples of audio beacons, accessible pedestrian signals, and apps that aid mobility, and one QR code in the bottom right to RSVP for the event

When: Friday, November 15, 2019, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Institute for Human Centered Design, 200 Portland Street, First Floor, Boston, MA 02114. View IHCD's location on Google Maps. 

To request an accommodation, email Leigh…

ABX 2019 and Women in Design Boston logos

IHCD's Executive Director, Valerie Fletcher, will be on the Women in Design Keynote panel for ABX 2019 on Wednesday, November 6th from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. The keynote panel, titled, "Empathetic Design - Crafting Spaces for People," will also host David Rubin,…

Groups of guests network informally in the IHCD kitchen area

IHCD welcomed the Boston Society of Architects' Women in Design (WiD) for an evening of sharing our practice, methods and global vision of the central role of design in making the reality of diversity of ability, age and culture work and its power to enrich everyone’s experience. 

The…

IHCD and New England ADA Center combined logo

Join IHCD's New England ADA Center at one of its trainings in October 2019 on a range of topics including ADA protections for people in recovery, the ADA and employment, and much more.

 
ADA Employment Issues, MA
Date: Monday, October 7, 2019
Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm…

Joel Sanders

About the Talk

Drawing from his design research on restrooms and museums, Joel Sanders will discuss the imperative for designers to form cross-disciplinary collaborations dedicated to creating inclusive public spaces that meet the needs of people of different ages, genders, races and…

Eliza Forrest Kaye Bromfield

IHCD is thrilled and honored to announce the launch of the Eliza Forrest Kaye Bromfield Memorial Lunch & Learn Series. Eliza was a beloved member of the IHCD family. Through this series of public lunch & learn events that Eliza ran in her years with IHCD, we intend to honor her curiosity…

Marca Bristo

Longtime disability rights advocate and founder of Access Living, a Chicago-based service and advocacy organization, Marca Bristo, died at 66 on Sunday, September 8, 2019.

During her illustrious career, Bristo co-founded the National Council on Independent Living, helped write the…

An IHCD interviewer with a User/Expert during the bench study

Introduction to the Study

The Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) is currently working with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) on a mix of projects related to accessibility and inclusive design. In both…

IHCD and New England ADA Center combined logo

Join IHCD's New England ADA Center at one of its trainings for September and October 2019 on a range of topics including ADA protections for people in recovery, the ADA and post-secondary institutions, and much more.