HHCD Publications

The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design

This page lists books and catalogues published by the Centre. For academic publications authored by Centre staff, please see individual staff pages.


The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design Yearbook 2018
The Helen Hamlyn Centre Yearbook 2018 describes the activities of the Centre for the academic year 2017 to 2018. Projects are organised in three research spaces: Age & Diversity; Healthcare and Social & Global. We exchange knowledge via industrial collaboration, events, external education and publications.

Published by: The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, London, 2018
200mm x 250mm, 68pp, colour, illustrated
Editor: Rama Gheerawo
Design: Abbie Vickress
Coordinator: Mark Byrne
Printed by: Full Spectrum
ISBN 978-1-910642-37-5

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The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design Yearbook 2017
The Helen Hamlyn Centre Yearbook 2017 describes the activities of the Centre for the academic year 2016 to 2017. Projects are organised in three research spaces: Age & Diversity; Healthcare and Social & Global. We exchange knowledge via industrial collaboration, events, external education and publications.This years edition includes four PhD projects.

Published by: The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, London, 2017
200mm x 250mm, 56pp, colour, illustrated
Editor: Rama Gheerawo
Design: Margaret Durkan
Infographics: Abbie Vickress
Printed by: Full Spectrum
ISBN 978-1-910642-30-6

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Workplace & Wellbeing: Developing a practical framework for workplace design to affect employee wellbeing
This two-year research study (2015-2017) was led jointly by the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design and Gensler, the global architectural practice. The project is set in the context of a ‘wellbeing deficit’ in the UK workplace which is part of a worldwide trend, leading to an interest by organisations in ways to improve wellbeing, satisfaction and engagement of employees. Based on the findings of the first two phases of the study the research team built a workplace wellbeing conceptual model that was then developed into a practical evaluation toolkit and tested in several London workplaces.

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The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design Yearbook 2016

The Helen Hamlyn Centre Yearbook 2016 describes the activities of the Centre for the academic year 2015 to 2016. Projects are organised in three research spaces: Age & Diversity; Healthcare and Work Futures. We exchange knowledge via industrial collaboration, events, external education and publications.The centre’s staff and publications are also listed.

Published by: The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, London, 2016
200mm x 250mm, 52pp, colour, illustrated
Editor: Rama Gheerawo
Design: Margaret Durkan
Printed by: Full Spectrum
ISBN 978-1-910642-20-7

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Building Empathy: Autism and the workplace
This publication describes a novel design approach that explored the social and sensory challenges experienced by autistic people in the workplace. This publication, in tandem with the Workplace Activity Box, provides a practical set of support tools that bring together and encourage a personalised collaborative approach to assist a neurodiverse workplace. It is the sixth in a series of publications describing a pioneering collaboration in design for autism between the Kingwood Trust and the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art. 

Published by The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, London 2016
210mm x 210mm 20pp, colour, illustrated
Author: Katie Gaudion
Design: Margaret Durkan
Printed by: Full Spectrum
ISBN 978-1-910642-14-6

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The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design Yearbook 2015 
The Helen Hamlyn Centre Yearbook 2015 describes the activities of the Centre for the academic year 2014 to 2015. Projects are organised in three research labs: Age & Ability; Healthcare and Work & City. Each research lab takes an approach that is inclusive and interdisciplinary. The centre’s staff and publications are also listed.

Published by: The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, London, 2015
200mm x 250mm, 40pp, colour, illustrated
Editor: Jeremy Myerson
Design: Margaret Durkan
Printed by: Circle Services 
ISBN 978-1-910642-11-5

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Family Rituals 2.0
Family Rituals 2.0 is a multidisciplinary research project, that ran from 2013 - 2015, exploring the value of daily rituals, using digital technology to connect family members who are working away to events at home. Funded by the EPSRC, the project is a collaboration between the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Newcastle University, University of the West of England and Bournemouth University. The work involves design, anthropological, psychological and technological perspectives, with a critical approach. This publication was published for the exhibition (and event held on 22 September 2015), displaying two and a half years of research. The exhibition was held at the Royal College of Art, 19-24 September 2015.

Published by: The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, London, 2015

170mm x 240mm, 88pp, colour, illustrated
Authors: Dr Jo-Anne Bichard, David Chatting, Dr William Clayton, Dr Juliet Jain, Dr David Kirk, Professor Adele Ladkin, Dr Marina Marouda, Paulina Yurman
Design: Elizabeth Raby, Abbie Vickress
Copyright: The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art 2015
Printed by: Circle Services 

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Drawing Energy: Exploring perceptions of the invisible
Drawing Energy is a drawing-based research study exploring people’s perceptions of energy, an often intangible concept that is ever-present in our daily lives. It was conducted as part of SusLabNWE, a collaborative European design and engineering project that looked to reduce domestic energy use in north-west Europe. SusLabNWE was supported by Interreg IVB and ran between 2012 and 2015. It was based across the UK, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands, with a total of 11 different partner institutions.

Published by: The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, London, 2015

200mm x 250mm, 40pp, colour, illustrated
Authors: Flora Bowden, Dan Lockton, Rama Gheerawo and Clare Brass
Editor: Rama Gheerawo
Design: Hannah Montague
Printed by: Seacourt
ISBN 978-1-910642-10-8

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The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design Yearbook 2014: Breaking Through
The Helen Hamlyn Centre Yearbook 2014, showcases the work of the centre for the academic year 2013 to 2014 and illustrates the centre's people-centred approach. Projects are organised in three research labs: Age & Ability; Healthcare and Work & City. The centre’s staff and publications are also listed.

Published by: The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, London, 2014
170mm x 240mm, 88pp, colour, illustrated
Editor: Jeremy Myerson
Art Direction: Jack Llewellyn 
Design layout: Margaret Durkan
Printed by: Circle Services 
ISBN 978-1-910642-02-3

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Picture-it: A digital tool to support living with autism
This publication describes a novel research project to develop a new digital tool to capture, share and celebrate best practice in supporting adults with autism in everyday life. This is the fifth in a series of publications describing a pioneering collaboration in design for autism between the Kingwood Trust and the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art. 

Published by The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, London 2014
210mm x 210mm 20pp, colour, illustrated
Author: Katie Gaudion
Design: Margaret Durkan
Printed by: Circle Services 
ISBN 978-907342-99-8

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Switched On: Lighting for learning in the secondary classroom
A Lighting Guide written specifically for secondary school teachers and leaders. Based on the findings of a two-year research study, Lighting for Learning, it aims to equip those on the frontline of education with some simple principles and ideas about how to harness the power of light – both natural and artificial – to improve wellbeing and performance in the classroom. 

Published by: The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, London, 2014
210mm x 215mm, 20pp, colour, illustrated
Written by: Amanda Buckley
Design: Lottie Crumbleholme
Illustrations: Ryan Todd
Printed by: Circle Services
ISBN 978-1-906846-17-6

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Inventory: 7 years | 7 projects
This book covers seven years (2006, and 2007-2013) of collaboration between BlackBerry and the Helen Hamlyn Centre fore Design at the Royal College of Art. It describes the design outcomes of the relationship between a global leader in wireless innovations and one of the UK’s leading design universities and showcases the design projects, research methods and ideas that have resulted.

Published by: The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, London 2014

300mm x 220mm 74pp colour, illustrated
Editor and Author: Rama Gheerawo                   
Co-authors: Chris McGinley and Cristina Gorzanelli  
Design and illustrations: Anugraha (Deshna Mehta and Carol Nair)
Printing: Pureprint Group Limited
Design: Anugraha (Deshna Mehta and Carol Nair)
Printed by: Circle Services 
ISBN 978-1-907342-87-5

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The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design Yearbook 2013: Life Examined
The Helen Hamlyn Centre Yearbook 2013, showcases the work of the centre for the academic year 2012 to 2013 and illustrates the centre's inclusive and interdisciplinary approach. Projects are organised in three research labs: Age & Ability; Health & Patient Safety and Work & City.

Published by: The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, London, 2013
200mm x 250mm, 60pp, colour, illustrated
Editor: Jeremy Myerson and Rama Gheerawo
Design: Margaret Durkan
Printed by: Circle Services
ISBN 978-1-907342-80-6

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Enabling Technology
This report carried out by the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art in partnership with BT and Scope as part of the BT Better Future Programme. It looks at steps that can be taken by commissioners and producers of enabling technology, as well as providers of key digital services, to maximise the enabling potential of digital technology for the 11 million disabled people in the UK.

Published by The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, London 2013
300mm x 210mm 32pp, colour, illustrated
Authors: Sam Jewell and Ross Atkin
Editors: Robert Trotter and Rama Gheerawo
Printed by Circle Services
ISBN No 978-1-907342-82-0

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Designing Everyday Activities: Living Environments for Adults with Autism
Fourth in a series of research-based books exploring the sensory perceptions of adults with autism. It focuses on everyday activities in the home. Katie Gaudion's in-depth research, undertaken in collaboration with the Kingwood Trust's support staff, investigates the challenges and opportunities in daily tasks and related objects for those with atypical sensory sensitivities. By suggesting some modifications to designs – this publication shows how daunting tasks may be transformed into enjoyable activities or experiences for adults with autism.

Published by The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, London 2013
210mm x 210mm 48pp, colour, illustrated
Author: Katie Gaudion
Editor: Graham Vickers
Design: Margaret Durkan
Printed by: Circle Services Group
ISBN 978-1-907342-81-3

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The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design Yearbook 2012
The Helen Hamlyn Centre Yearbook 2012, showcases the work of the centre for the academic year 2011 to 2012 and illustrates the centre's inclusive and interdisciplinary approach. Projects are organised in three research labs: Age & Ability; Health & Patient Safety and Work & City.

Published by: The Helen Hamlyn Centre, Royal College of Art, London, 2012
Printed by Redlin Print Ltd 2012
Details: 265mm x 200mm, 72pp, colour, illustrated
Editor: Jeremy Myerson and Rama Gheerawo
Design: Margaret Durkan
Printed by: Redlin Print Limited
ISBN 978-1-907342-62-2

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In The Shade: Lighting local urban communities
This publication describes a research project in lighting design on the Boundary Estate in East London, undertaken by Helen Hamlyn Research Associates Megan Charney and Tom Jarvis from the RCA. In its engagement with diverse communities and its design of a new system, it proposes a radical new way to make neglected corners of the city more liveable.

Publisher: Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, London, 2012
Details: 297mm x 210mm, 38pp, colour, illustrated
Authors: Megan Charnley and Tom Jarvis
Design: Lottie Crumbleholme
Printed by: Redlin Print Limited
ISBN 978-1-907342-63-9

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Green Spaces: Exploring outdoor environments for adults with autismThis publication describes how design can create beneficial green spaces for adults with autism, while at the same time anticipating and managing the challenges involved. Third in this series that explore design and issues of sensory perception for adults with autism.

Publisher: Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, London, 2012
Printed by Redlin Print Ltd 2012
Details: 210mm x 210mm, 44pp,colour, illustrated
Authors: Katie Gaudion and Chris McGinley
Editor: Gavin Vickers
Design: Margaret Durkan
ISBN 978-1-907342-64-6

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Exploring Sensory Preferences: Living environments for adults with autism
This publication describes a design-led approach to helping adults with autism play a more active role in expressing their sensory preferences. It offers guidance on creating sensory spaces within the home and developing skills in understanding sensory challenges and making sensory props. The study was supported by the Kingwood Trust.

Published by: The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design
Printed by Redlin Print Ltd 2012. 210mm x 210mm, 44pp,colour, illustrated
Authors: Andrew Brand and Katie Gaudion
Editor: Jeremy Myerson
Design: Margaret Durkan
ISBN 978-1-907342-49-3

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The Helen Hamlyn Centre Yearbook 2011
The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design Yearbook 2011, showcases the work of the Centre for the academic year 2010 to 2011 and illustrates the centre's inclusive and interdisciplinary approach. Projects are organised in three research labs: Age & Ability; Health & Patient Safety and Work & City.

Publisher: The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art, London, 2011
Details: 265mm x 200mm, 72pp, colour, illustrated
Editor: Jeremy Myerson
Design: Margaret Durkan
Printed by: Redlin Print Limited
ISBN 978-1-907342-41-7

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The Helen Hamlyn Centre Yearbook 2010
This new publication, the Helen Hamlyn Centre Yearbook 2010, showcases the work of the Centre for the academic year 2009 to 2010. It illustrates how academic research, business outreach, international workshops, product development and pedagogic enquiry interrelate across the span of the Centre's activities in people-centred design.

Published by: The Helen Hamlyn Centre, Royal College of Art, London, 2010
Details: 265mm x 200mm, 60pp, colour, illustrated
Editor: Jeremy Myerson
Design: Ray Watkins
Art direction: Margaret Durkan
Printed by: Redlin Print Limited
ISBN 978-1-907342-23-3

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The Problem Comes First: Exhibition catalogue
The exhibition, supported by the European Commission Representation in the UK, was held at the Royal College of Art from 22 September to 6 October 2011 and showcased projects undertaken by the Helen Hamlyn Research Associates 2011.The catalogue features photographs by Petr Krejci.

Publisher: The Helen Hamlyn Centre, Royal College of Art, London, 2011
Details: 220mm x 165mm, 32pp, colour, illustrated
Editor: Jeremy Myerson
Design: Lottie Crumbleholme
Art direction: Margaret Durkan
Printed by: Redlin Print Limited
ISBN 978-1-907342-43

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Publicly Accessible Toilets: An inclusive design guide
This guide has been developed from an inclusive design philosophy for built environment professionals and providers of publicly accessible toilets, to help them to make design decisions about their facilities. It is also for members of the public to illustrate how public toilets might be managed by the community.

Published by: Helen Hamlyn Centre, Royal College of Art, London, 2011
Details: 297mm x 210mm, 38pp, colour, illustrated
Editor: Gail Knight and Jo-Anne Bichard
Design: Jo Glover
Printed by: Redlin Print Limited
ISBN 978-1-907342-39-4

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Make it Better: Designing Out Medical Error
This publication presents the design outputs from the DOME (Designing Out Medical Error) project, a three-year study funded by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council).

Published by: Helen Hamlyn Centre, Royal College of Art, London, 2011
Details: 240mm x 170mm, 24pp, colour, illustrated
Authors: Oliver Anderson, Grace Davey, Jonathan West
Editor: Jeremy Myerson
Design: Maureen Valfort
Printed by: Redlin Print Limited
ISBN 978-1-907342-40-0

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Redesigning the Emergency Ambulance
A report from the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design and the Department of Vehicle Design at the Royal College of Art in association with the London Ambulance Service, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and the University of the West of England. The project aims to produce a redesigned A&E ambulance fit for purpose in the 21st Century

Publisher: Helen Hamlyn Centre, Royal College of Art, London, 2011
Details: 210mm x 210mm, 36pp, colour, illustrated
Editor: Ed Matthews and Gianpaolo Fusari
Design: Gianpaolo Fusari
Printed by: Redlin Print Limited
ISBN 978-1-907342-45-5

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Living in the Community: Housing Design for Adults with Autism
This publication describes a study that explored how design could improve living environments for adults with autism, support their specific needs and result in a better quality of life. The key findings are focused on housing providers, architects and designers involved in the design, refurbishment and development of residential accommodation for adults with autism. The study was supported by the Kingwood Trust.

Printed by Redlin Print Ltd 2010. 210mm x 210mm
48pp, illustrated
Author: Andrew Brand 
Editor: Rama Gheerawo
Design: Maureen Valfort
Artworking: Household
ISBN 978-1-907342-25-7

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Imaging Intimacy: Challenging stereotypes of age, sex and health
Andy Chen addresses one of the taboo subjects in ageing research – our failure to acknowledge elders as sexual beings with the same rights to love and intimacy as everyone else. He created two campaigns which draw on distinct traditions in visual communication. The project's research partners were Age UK, the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America and the US-UK Fulbright Commission.

Printed by: Push 2010. 215mm x 140mm
40pp, illustrated
Author: Andy Chen 
Editor: Rama Gheerawo
Designer: Andy Chen
ISBN 978-1-907342-26-4

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Design for Dementia: Improving dining and bedroom environments in care homes
This book describes a two-year collaborative research project between the Helen Hamlyn Centre at the Royal College of Art and Bupa. It explores how better product and environment design can improve quality of life for care home residents with dementia. The design ideas developed are a practical response to the challenge of cognitive decline and can be retrofitted to existing care homes as well as applied to new developments.

Printed by: Calverts 2010. 248mm x 170mm
96pp, illustrated
Authors: Gregor Timlin and Nic Rysenbry 
Editors: Rama Gheerawo and Jeremy Myerson
Designers: Luke Gould and Steven Emmanuel
ISBN 978-1-907342-27-1

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Sight Line: Designing better streets for people with visual impairments
Sight Line is about how eight real people with sight loss actually experience the urban environment and what could be done to make using our streets safer and more comfortable. It has generated a number of findings and recommendations directly relevant to designers, architects and policy makers interested in creating vibrant and inclusive streets. The project is a collaboration between the Helen Hamlyn Centre and CABE space.

Printed by: Redlin Print Ltd 2008. 297mm x 210mm
18pp, illustrated
Author: Ross Atkin
Editor: Jeremy Myerson
Designer: A Young Kim

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Light Volumes Dark Matters: Patterns for sustainable lighting
This book is the outcome of a two-year project carried out at the Helen Hamlyn Centre and supported by the Megaman Charity Trust Fund. The project set out to investigate why levels of artificial light in commercial interiors are increasing and explore more imaginative ways of lighting space than with a uniform lighting layout. This publication presents a series of thoughtful and provocative essays on the natural patterns of light and dark.

Printed by: Beacon Press 2010 
210mm x 140mm
80pp, illustrated
Author: Claudia Dutson 
Editors: Rama Gheerawo and Jeremy Myerson
Design: Ann-Christina Simon
Artworking: Household
ISBN 978-1-907342-24-0

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CLOSEUP: 10 Years of European Design Projects by the Helen Hamlyn Research Associates at the Royal College of Art 1999-2009
The Helen Hamlyn Research Associates Programme has been running since 1999, with a final symposium and exhibition in the RCA galleries each October. The Closeup exhibition marked 10 years of the Programme

Published by: Helen Hamlyn Centre, London, 2009
Details: 210mm x 210mm, 48pp, colour, illustrated
Editors: Jeremy Myerson, Rama Gheerawo
Design: Maureen Valfort
Art direction: Margaret Durkan
ISBN 978-1-907342-00-4

Design and print sponsored by the European Commission Representation in the UK

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Healthcare on the Move: Treating patients in the Community: the Smart Pods project
Findings of the Smart Pods healthcare project that aims to provide emergency care professionals with the equipment they need to treat a range of urgent and emergency care problems, in, for example, peoples' homes, on the roadside and at major public events.

Published by: Helen Hamlyn Centre, London, 2009
210mm x 210 mm, 115pp, illustrated
Authors: Dale Harrow, Roger Coleman, Ed Matthews, Rob Thompson, David Swann, Sue Hignett, Anna Jones, Jonathan Benger, Nigel Caldwell, Alan Peterson
Designer: Rob Thompson
ISBN 978-1-905000-79-1

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Challenge 2009
Challenge was an annual publication, from 2004 - 2009, that documented the DBA Inclusive Design Challenge. Challenge 2009 was edited by Julia Cassim and designed by Grit Hartung. 

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Living Proof: Projects from the Helen Hamlyn Research Associates Programme 2008
Publisher: Helen Hamlyn Centre, London, 2008
Details: 280mm x 190mm, 32pp, colour, illustrated
Editors: Jeremy Myerson, Rama Gheerawo
Design: Price Watkins
Art direction: Margaret Durkan
ISBN 978-1-905000-73-9

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Welcoming Workplace: Designing office space for an ageing workforce in the 21st century knowledge economy
Sponsored by Kinnarps and endorsed by the British Council for Offices, this design guidance report is based on the Welcoming Workplace’ research and aims to identify the environmental needs of older workers in knowledge organisations.

Printed by Redlin Print Ltd 2008. 297mm x 210mm (A4)
20pp, illustrated
Report author: Dr John Smith 
Editor: Jeremy Myerson
Designer: Maureen Valfort
ISBN 978-1-905000-76-0

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Transitions: Communication, ageing and independent living
The publication describes the outcomes of a research collaboration between the Nokia Design Research and Foresight Team and the RCA Helen Hamlyn Centre, looking into the communication needs of an ageing population and the internet-based services that could help to meet them. It captures the work completed by Stephanie Chen during the Research Associates Programme 2008.

Printed by Redlin Print Ltd 2008
210mm x 150mm
32pp, illustrated
Author: Stephanie Chen  
Editor: Rama Gheerawo
Designer: Maureen Valfort
ISBN 978-1-905000-74-6

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Design for our Future Selves Awards 2008
The Design for our Future Selves Awards focused the inclusive design message on the studio work of students and rewarded innovative social design. This poster shows the 2008 finalists. The Awards scheme ran at the Royal College of Art from 2000 to 2008.

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Challenge 2008
Challenge was an annual publication, from 2004 - 2009, that documented the DBA Inclusive Design Challenge. Challenge 2008 was edited by Julia Cassim and designed by Grit Hartung . 

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Vital Signs: Projects from the Helen Hamlyn Research Associates Programme 2007
Publisher: Helen Hamlyn Centre, London, 2007

Details: 280mm x 190mm, 36pp, colour, illustrated
Editors: Jeremy Myerson, Rama Gheerawo
Design: Price Watkins
Art direction: Margaret Durkan
ISBN 1-905000-46-4 / 978-1-905000-46-3

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Metricity: Exploring new measures of urban density
Paul Clarke’s Metricity study is the result of two years of applied research carried out in the Helen Hamlyn Centre at the Royal College of Art from 2006-2008, in partnership with the British Council for Offices, the UrbanBuzz initiative and a quartet of leading London architectural practices. The project addresses the urban design implications of social and demographic change – to make cities more livable, inclusive and sustainable places, especially in the context of an ageing population..

Printed by Redlin Print Ltd 2007
240mm x 170mm
48pp, illustrated
Author: Paul Clarke 
Editor: Rama Gheerawo
Designer: Maureen Valfort
ISBN 978-1-905000-72-2

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Connections: Mobility, ageing and independent living
The book explores the implications for digital service providers of supporting greater mobility and independence for older people in rural areas. It captures the work completed by Merih Kunur and RCA Vehicle Design during the Research Associates Programme 2007.

Printed by Redlin Print Ltd 2007
240mm x 170mm
48pp, illustrated
Authors: Merih Kunur and Rama Gheerawo
Editor: Graham Vickers
Designer: Grit Hartung
ISBN 978-1-905000-47-0

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Potential Pharmacies
A study, completed by James King, Helen Hamlyn Research Associate 2007, that describes the changing relationship between pharmacist and patient, and proposes five potential types of pharmacy that each illustrate a different model of interaction.

Printed by: Redlin Print Ltd 2007
210mm x 150mm
32pp, illustrated
Author: James King

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Design for our Future Selves Awards 2007
The Design for our Future Selves Awards focused the inclusive design message on the studio work of students and rewarded innovative social design. This poster shows the 2007 finalists. The Awards scheme ran at the Royal College of Art from 2000 to 2008.

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Challenge 2007
Challenge was an annual publication, from 2004 - 2009, that documented the DBA Inclusive Design Challenge. Challenge 2009 was edited by Julia Cassim and designed by Grit Hartung.

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Human Frame: Projects from the Helen Hamlyn Research Associates Programme 2006
Publisher: Helen Hamlyn Research Centre, London, 2006
Details: 280mm x 190mm, 56pp, colour, illustrated
Editor: Jeremy Myerson, Rama Gheerawo
Design: Price Watkins
Art direction: Margaret Durkan
ISBN 1-905000-30-8

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Food for Thought: A service based approach to embedding innovation
An exploration into innovation practice in corporate organisations. From a design-led perspective, it looks at how innovation is currently viewed in both design teaching and in business and the benefits of making innovation practice an everyday part of an organisation’s process. To do this, Food For Thought, by Toke Barter and Ré Dubhthaigh, Helen Hamlyn Research Associates 2006, makes the novel an insightful comparison between an in-house innovation support service and the restaurant experience, and how their processes and outputs mirror each other.

Printed by Futura, London, 2006
170mm x 240mm, 48pp, illustrated
Authors: Toke Barter and Ré Dubhthaigh
Editor: Jeremy Myerson
ISBN 1-905000-31-6

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Work Well: Inclusive furniture for older office workers
A special publication by Jeremy Gay, Helen Hamlyn Research Associate 2005, in association with furniture manufacturer Kinnarps which documents the research and development of nine inclusive work furniture designs that address the emotional and ergonomic needs of an ageing workforce.

Printed by Futura, London, 2005
160mm x 235mm, 74pp, illustrated, full colour
Author: Jeremy Gay
Editor: Jeremy Myerson
Designer: Margaret Durkan
ISBN 1-905000-14-6

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Capture It: A future workplace for the multi-generational knowledge worker
A volume of essays which explore the implications for workplace design as four generations share the same environment for the first time in the history of the office. Includes essays by contributors from Steelcase, IDEO, DEGW and Kyushu University, Japan, as well as the Capture It project by Harriet Harriss and Suzi Winstanley, Helen Hamlyn Research Associates 2005.

Printed by Graphicom, Italy, 2005
148mm x 210mm, 100pp, illustrated, full colour
Authors: Harriet Harriss and Suzi Winstanley
Editor: Graham Vickers
Designer: Martin Vowles
ISBN 1-905000-17-0

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Information Design for Patient Safety: A guide to the graphic design of medication packaging
Published jointly with the National Patient Safety Agency, this publication is the result of a year-long study by Thea Swayne, Helen Hamlyn Research Associate 2005, working to a brief set by the NPSA and the HHRC. It is a design rationale to enhance patient safety and shows a fully illustated set of design considerations with both good and bad examples.

Publisher: National Patient Safety Agency and Helen Hamlyn Research Centre, London, 2005
148mm x 2100mm, 76pp, illustrated
Author: Thea Swayne
Editing, design and production: NPSA publishing department

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Inclusive Design: Design for the whole population
A compendium of theory and practice in 36 chapters, with contributions from some 40 authors spanning four continents. The book is divided into four sections: an historical and international overview of the subject; the business case; a design toolkit; and a range of future views, both speculative and practical. Includes a glossary of terms, a keyword index and author biographies.

Springer-Verlag UK, 2003
193mm x 240mm, 626 pp illustrated
Editors: John Clarkson, Roger Coleman, Simeon Keates, Cherie Lebbon
Designer: Wire design
ISBN: 1852337001

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Circles of Care: A new approach to healthcare based on social networks
A special publication by Indri Tulusan, Helen Hamlyn Research Associate 2004, which sets out a manifesto for change. Circles of Care identifies the social network as a complementary healthcare model and describes the main characteristics and the opportunities for new services to be created.

Printed in Barcelona, 2004
160mm x 235mm, 52pp, illustrated, full colour
Author: Indri Tulusan
Editors: Jeremy Myerson and Roger Coleman
Designers: Ellen Jacoby, Indri Tulusan, Roger Ibars
ISBN: 1-905000-06-5

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HHCD Yearbook 18
HHCD Yearbook 18
HHCD Yearbook 2017
HHCD Yearbook 2017
The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design Yearbook 2016
The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design Yearbook 2016
HHCD Yearbook 2015
HHCD Yearbook 2015
Family Rituals 2.0
Family Rituals 2.0
Drawing Energy
Drawing Energy
HHCD Yearbook 2014
HHCD Yearbook 2014
 Picture-it
Picture-it
Switched On
Switched On
Inventory
Inventory
HHCD Yearbook 2013
HHCD Yearbook 2013
Enabling Technology cover
Enabling Technology cover
In The Shade
In The Shade
Green Spaces
Green Spaces
Exploring Sensory Preferences
Exploring Sensory Preferences
The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design Yearbook 2011
The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design Yearbook 2011
The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design Yearbook 2010
The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design Yearbook 2010
The Problem Comes First Exhibition Catalogue
The Problem Comes First Exhibition Catalogue
Publicly Accessible Toilets
Publicly Accessible Toilets
Make It Better
Make It Better
Redesigning the Emergency Ambulance
Redesigning the Emergency Ambulance
Living in the Community
Living in the Community
Imaging Intimacy
Imaging Intimacy
Design for Dementia
Design for Dementia
Sight Line: Better streetworks for all
Sight Line: Better streetworks for all
Closeup exhibition catalogue
Closeup exhibition catalogue
Light Volumes Dark Matters
Light Volumes Dark Matters
Healthcare on the Move
Healthcare on the Move
Challenge 2009
Challenge 2009
Living Proof
Living Proof
Welcoming Workplace
Welcoming Workplace
Transitions
Transitions
Vital Signs
Vital Signs
Metricity
Metricity
Connections
Connections
Potential Pharmacies
Potential Pharmacies