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Chairs

Include Asia 2013
2-3 July 2013, Hong Kong Design Centre, Hong Kong, China
Global Challenges and Local Solutions in Inclusive Design


Sean Donahue is principal of ResearchCenteredDesign (a design and research practice) and co-founder of the new graduate Media Design Practices+FIELD Programme. Sean's practice consists of professional commissions, self-initiated research, design advocacy, education and publishing. Sean has accumulated a portfolio of projects that question how and where design is able to make a contribution. His research ranges from media impact studies for city development to hybrid languages for low and no-vision communities. Sean's work leads an international dialogue challenging the expectations surrounding contemporary design practice and social engagement.


Katherine Gough is a design researcher and strategist. Trained in Industrial Design Engineering at the Royal College of Art, she currently is leading ethnographic practice at Nokia Design, providing analysis for design, business, R&D and marketing organisations across device and service portfolios. Her academic research with the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design developed user-centred tools for Unilever, Marks & Spencer and Nestlé. 


Yasuyuki Hirai is associate professor, teaching social innovation approaches at the faculty of design of the Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan. since 2000. He has more than 20 years of experience as a design consultant, working for a large office furniture manufacturer in Japan and IDEO in USA. The focus of Yasuyuki's work includes developing communication tools, for example a medicine diary design for children, in collaboration with chemists and parents. 


 Satoshi Kose specialises in the field of building use and safety, human factors and universal design. He has published many papers on designing for the ageing society and universal design, including a chapter in the Universal Design Handbook from McGraw Hill. Satoshi became among the first awardees of the Ron Mace Design for the 21st Century Award in June 2000. He works to develop dwelling design guidelines for the ageing society in Japan that have now become the de-facto standards for new dwellings. 


Dr Yanki Lee is co-founder of EXHIBIT at Golden Lane Estate, a London-based social design agency. She graduated with an MA in Architecture from the Royal College of Art and PhD in Design Participation from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Yanki was a research fellow at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design where she worked as co-investigator on the i~design 3 project, developing an online platform (www.designignwithpeople.org) to encourage people-centred design practice. She was awarded the BIS UK-China Fellowship of Excellence in 2011.


Ed Matthews joined the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design in 2007 to lead the centre's work in design for health and patient safety. Previously he consulted in product design and development over a range of industries prior to focusing on the design and engineering of medical devices including running a successful design firm. He secures, manages and supervises healthcare projects with UK Research Councils and the centre's industry partners, collaborating with academic institutions, the NHS and manufacturers.


Dr Scott Mayson is an academic at RMIT University in Industrial Design. He was awarded a PhD in 2006 where he designed a novel approach to orthopaedic ligament reconstruction within the knee joint. He has interests in additive manufacturing image making, design thinking, disruption, processes and practice based design methods. 


Dr Patricia Moore is an internationally renowned gerontologist and designer, serving as a leading authority on consumer lifespan behaviours and requirements. For a period of three years, Patricia travelled throughout the United States and Canada disguised as women more than 80 years of age. With her body altered to simulate the normal sensory changes associated with ageing, she was able to respond to people, products, and environments as an elder. Her Empathic Elder Research resulted in ID Magazine naming her one of The World's 40 Most Socially Conscious Designers and was selected by a consortium of news editors and organisations as one of The 100 Most Important Women in America. ABC World News featured Patricia as one of 50 Americans Defining the New Millennium. 


Jeremy Myerson is Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art and the first-ever holder of the Helen Hamlyn Chair of Design with a remit to encourage 'design that improves quality of life'. An academic, author and activist in design for over 30 years, he began his working life as a journalist and was founder-editor of Design Week in 1986. He co-founded the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design in 1999 and set up InnovationRCA, the College's network for business, in 2004. Jeremy is the author of many books and papers on design and his interdisciplinary research spans healthcare, workplace and inclusive design. He sits on the advisory board of the Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation in Hong Kong. 


Dr Stephen Wilcox holds a BSc in Psychology and Anthropology from Tulane University, a PhD in Experimental Psychology and a Certificate in Business Administration. He is the Founder and a Principal of Design Science, a Philadelphia-based firm that specialises in helping companies make their products as user-friendly as possible. Stephen has published more than 60 articles and given many invited addresses to various organisations. He is the author, with Michael Wiklund, of Designing Usability into Medical Products (Taylor & Francis/CRC Press, 2005). 


Alvin Yip's research spans design with social relevance, social value, social impact, and societal change on public space. He curates exhibitions that include Rice Fields (Moscow,2011) and Fashion Guerilla (Paris,2013). Alvin was a winner of Hong Kong Institute of Architects Award, Rome Scholar, Ten Outstanding Young Persons, and received a commendation for architecture on the HKSAR 2010 Honours List. He also serves as board member of the Federation of Design Associations, Ambassadors of Design, and Architecture Centre. 

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