Include 2015: Disruptive Ideas in Inclusive Design (Sep 2015, London UK)

Dates: 17-18 September 2015
Location: Royal College of Art, London, UK
Deadline for submissions: 27 April 2015

Organised by the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art.

Ever since the international inclusive design community first came together around the needs of older and disabled people for the inaugural Include conference in 2001, a series of disruptions have moved the tectonic plates under the field. Definitions of inclusive design have expanded, new directions have proliferated and the rapid emergence of new technologies has altered the landscape too. Co-design, co-creation and crowdsourcing have re-cast the relationship between designers and users; social innovation and digital manufacture have raised new agendas.As a result, the pluralistic world of inclusive design now looks very different from the picture at the turn of the new millennium. Keynote speakers will be speaking about Disruptive Ideas on Day 1 and include Marco Steinberg, Snowcone & Haystack, Finland and Liza Chong, INDEX, Denmark (see to see all confirmed keynotes).

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Include Asia 2013 Intl Conf (July 2013, Hong Kong)

Dates: 2-3 July 2013
Location: Hong Kong
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 December 2012

Theme: ‘Global Challenges and Local Solutions in Inclusive Design’
Organised by Hong Kong Design Centre, Hong Kong, China

The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art, London, is pleased to announce that Include 2013, the seventh international conference on inclusive design, will take place on 2-3 July 2013 at the Hong Kong Design Centre, Hong Kong, China.

Include Asia 2013, organised in partnership with the Hong Kong Design Centre, marks a major international departure for the Include series after six successful conferences in London. Include Asia 2013 will form part of HKDC’s Knowledge of Design Week 2013 and draw in new design researchers and practitioners from south-east Asia to the Include network.

We are inviting paper proposals for Include Asia 2013 on the theme of Global Challenges and Local Solutions in Inclusive Design.

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CIPED 2011: An agenda for design (Oct 2011, Lisbon)

Dates: 10-12 October 2011
Location: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Portugal
Submission Deadline: 15 April 2011

After five successful editions in Brazil, the 6th CIPED gains a new dimension with its first edition on European soil, being sponsored / organized by CIAUD – Center for Research in Architecture, Urban Planning and Design of the FA-UTL.

The congress will take place from 10 to 12 October 2011 in Lisbon, in the auditorium of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, with the motto “An Agenda for Design”, seeking to assert itself as an international landmark in the dissemination of research in the main areas of Design (Communication, Product and fashion) but also Ergonomic Design, Inclusive Design and Urbanity.

The 6th CIPED will feature distinguished speakers for each of the six scientific areas, fields for which are also accepted oral and poster, approved by the Scientific Committee on the system of Double-blind-review. The communications will be accepted and published in the Abstract book and, the best ones, will be published in full length as Proceedings.

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Design Philosophy Papers: design and those for whom designs are made

Abstracts due 31 January 2011.

Design Philosophy Papers is calling for papers that reflect critically upon the relationship between design and the communities that are being designed for and/or with. Examples include, but are not restricted to: Inclusive Design;  Universal Design; ‘Design for All’; Human-centred Design; Co-Design; Participatory Design; Design for Social Innovation.

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