RSVP for Designing a World for Everyone: 30 Years of Inclusive Design With Jeremy Myerson, a design writer and academic, and Helen Hamlyn Professor of Design at the Royal College of Art

Submitted by anoopa on Mon, 08/23/2021 - 02:54

Some people are excluded from the simplest and most basic everyday experiences. Why? 

This is because the act of designing has given insufficient consideration to their level of physical ability or cognitive difference or cultural background or economic circumstance. Over the past 30 years, however, there has been a shift in designing to become more empathic and inclusive of different human needs. The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art first pioneered the concept of inclusive design in the early 1990s and it has gone on to build an extensive portfolio of collaborative projects over a long period, bringing a more inclusive way of thinking about design to international attention. 

In this talk, the centre’s co-founder Jeremy Myerson, author of a new book called Designing A World for Everyone: 30 Years of Inclusive Design, will map the parameters of inclusive design through the lens of design research projects in which he has participated.  

About the Speaker

Jeremy Myerson is a design writer and academic, and Helen Hamlyn Professor of Design at the Royal College of Art. After a career in journalism, during which he was the founder-editor of Design Week magazine, he moved into academia to focus on design research, publishing extensively in the field. He co-founded the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design and was its Director for 16 years. He is also an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing at the University of Oxford, and Director of WORKTECH Academy, a global knowledge platform on the future of work. 

Event Details 

Date: September 14, 2021

Time: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. EDT

Location: Online on Zoom Webinar. RSVP for link.
Closed captioning will be provided.

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This webcast is part of the IHCD International Inclusive Design Webcast Series in Memory of Eliza Forrest Kaye Bromfield. 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 and enthusiasm for design that includes. We sincerely thank her loving family for their generous support of this lecture series.