The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design Archive


Since the Centre’s establishment as DesignAge in 1991, the Archive of the Centre is an invaluable record of the Centre’s history and legacy, and forms a significant contribution to research into inclusive design and design thinking. Through the course of the Centre’s history, from its origins as DesignAge to its transformation to the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design (HHCD), the Centre has led the way in the field of inclusive design.

This digital archive of the Centre's reports and publications date back to 2000 and is ongoing. Each record can be searched for in a number of ways including: Keywords; Title; Project Sponsors and Date. All the reports and publications are downloadable as PDFs. 

The HHCD Archive is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in people-centred and design for social good. Every research project is supported by a research partner. To date, there have been 150 Research Partners from industry and the voluntary sector, forming a global network. 

The aim of this Archive is to:

  • promote and celebrate the achievements and track record of the Centre
  • provide information to researchers on past projects
  • preserve for future generations a record of the innovative working of the Centre on inclusive design.

Further information on Helen Hamlyn Research Associates projects (dating back to 2000), can be found here, and can be searched according by the year the project was completed. 

Work on the development of the HHCD Archive is supported by The Helen Hamlyn Trust. 

All records are copyright of the Royal College of Art. Please contact us for further information.