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Include 2015: Disruptive Inclusive
Disruptive Ideas in Inclusive Design

17-18 September 2015, Royal College of Art, London

Include 2015 Conference Programme here

Special Pre-conference Event for Include 2015 Delegates

The Orbit
The Orbit

Prior to the opening of Include 2015, there was a special visit to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the much-acclaimed site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, on Wednesday 16 September from 3pm to 5.30pm. Delegates were given a tour of the Olympic Park from the top of Anish Kapoor's famous Orbit sculpture and observation tower. This was followed by a seminar organised by the London Legacy Development Corporation on the inclusive design legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and how it has affected the subsequent design of an entire new urban neighbourhood. The event concluded with a drinks reception inside the Orbit.



9.00 Registration


Jeremy Myerson and Rama Gheerawo, Conference Chairs 
Steve Wilcox, Chair of Include Conference Committee
Tim Hardingham, Realys, Include Headline Sponsor


11.15 Coffee Break and Posters (Theme: Health and Wellness)


13.00-14.00 Lunch 


15.10 EARLY CAREER POSTERS – presentation of themes
The posters will be divided into five themes:

  1. Health and Wellness
  2. Methods and Tools
  3. Places and Spaces
  4. Global Challenges
  5. Emerging Technology

15.30-16.15  Tea and POSTERS (Theme: Methods and Tools)

Three parallel streams:

  1. Community Innovation
  2. Digital Innovation
  3. Product Innovation 

17.15 ON THE FRONTLINE: presenting the Helen Hamlyn Research Associates 2015 

18.15 Include Conference Drinks Reception and Private View for On the Frontline exhibition 


On Day 2 of Include 2015 delegates will be able to choose three interactive workshops from across three strands of activity.

Health and Living
The Health and Living strand presents workshops that address emerging issues around healthcare, wellbeing, social design and civic development.

Tools and Processes
Key to creating more disruptive approaches in inclusive design are the tools and processes we use.

Theory into Action
In order to disrupt existing notions of inclusive design practice, theories methods and frameworks need to be investigated, probed and developed. 

9.30-11.00 WORKSHOP SESSION 1   

Disruptive Ideas in Medicine and Design: Are they disruptive enough?
Workshop leader: Paul Chamberlain, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
This workshop will challenge assumptions in design towards the risk-averse healthcare sector and will feature contributions from the international MEDdesign consortium of academics and designers. (Health and Living)


Cambridge Vision Exclusion Estimator
Workshop leaders: Sam Waller, Joy Goodman-Deane, Cambridge University, UK   
This workshop will present a new tool for addressing visual exclusion and involve interactive exercises to help designers assess the visual clarity of printed and digital work. (Tools and Processes)


Inclusive Designing for a Sustainable World: How inclusive is inclusive design?
Workshop leaders: Jasmien Herssens, Elke Ielegems, Ermal Kapedani, Hasselt University, Belgium
This workshop encourages participants to think in a new way about the role of inclusive design within the field of sustainability. (Theory into Action)

11.00-11.30 Coffee and Posters (Theme: Global Challenges)

11.30-13.00 WORKSHOP SESSION 2 

Democratising Design – Codesign YOUR future selves   
Workshop leader: Yanki Lee and Albert Tsang, Hong Kong Design Institute, China and Anders-Petter Andersson & Birgitta Cappelen, Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway  

This workshop will explore the impact of sharing design language within civic development, taking delegates through a process of open enquiry and co-learning with a focus on health and healing. (Health and Living)


Temporary Tactile Map: Custom made tactile maps for short-term temporary
Workshop leader: Andrew Payne, Indiana State University, USA  
This workshop will encourage participants to design and produce quick, simple, low-cost and handmade temporary tactile maps that are often needed by visually impaired people to navigate public space. (Tools and Processes) 


Disruptive Notions of Inclusive Design
Workshop leader: Sara Ljungblad, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
This workshop looks at a new vocabulary to reframe inclusive design, asking what these disruptive notions could mean and how could they unfold across different disciplines and in society. (Theory into Action) 

13.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00-15.30 WORKSHOP SESSION 3

Risk Management Workshop in Social Innovation Through Design
Workshop leader: Ahn Sunghee, Hunan University, China  
This workshop draws from research done in the TongDao Village in the Hunan Province of China. It will explore co-design between designers and local residents as part of a regeneration project. (Health and Living)


 Asset-based Cross-pollination
Workshop leaders: Louise Dredge and Maja Luna Jorgensen, The Glass-House Community Led Design, UK  

Cross-pollination is a co-design process bringing people and organisations together to explore how combining skills and resources can strengthen projects, bring new resources and co-design new ideas. It helps to uncover and mobilise assets, generates and enriches new and existing projects, and nurtures connections, networks and ambassadors. (Tools and Processes)


Disruptive Stories for Better Inclusion
Workshop leader: Niels Hendriks, KU Leuven, Belgium
The goal of this workshop is to share, analyse, critique and learn from best (and worst) practices in including people with cognitive and sensory impairments in a design process. (Theory into Action)


9.30-15.30 MASTERCLASS 
Make it! – Additive Manufacturing for Inclusive Design
Led by Eujin Pei, Brunel University London and Chris Lim, University of  Dundee
This special expert session running throughout the second day of Include 2015 will enable delegates to have a hands-on experience in 3D printing and rapid prototyping – technologies that are disrupting traditional inclusive design practice.

15.30  Tea and Posters (Theme: Emerging Technology and Places and Spaces)

16.15  Include 2015 Awards Ceremony and Closing Plenary session

17.00 Conference ends

Registration details here

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Headline Sponsor

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Cultural Partner

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