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Inclusive Design - a people centered strategy for innovation

A practical introduction to Inclusive Design for Businesses & Designers - how to get started!

Innovation for all 2016: Speakers and workshop facilitators

The conference will consist of inspirational lectures and interactive workshops from global leaders in the field from the US, across Europe and Japan.

Jackie Marshall-Cyrus, UK

Jackie Marshall-Cyrus will focus on innovation for independent living, one of the important challenges for the next century and inspire us to change our mindset related to active ageing.

Jackie Marshall-Cyrus joined Innovate UK as Lead Specialist on the Independent Living Innovation Platform in 2008. Jackie is a Registered General Nurse with over 30 years nursing experience, specialising in the care of older adults in Rehabilitation and Intermediate Care settings. Jackie is also a Nurse Educator and was Module Leader at Buckinghamshire New University in Pre-registration Nursing programme between 2005-2007. At Innovate UK, Jackie plays a key role in ensuring that humanistic and social considerations underpin business-led innovation for demographic change. As the architect of Innovate UK’s Long Term Care Revolution Programme, Jackie is renowned for her visionary and collaborative approach to innovation. Her research interests are the sexuality and sexual health of older adults, as well as trans-cultural nursing education and practice.

Johan Brand, Norway

Johan will discuss the student centred design strategy that laid the foundation for building the worlds fastest growing learning brand. 

Johan Brand is a co-founder and CEO of Kahoot!, now one of the world’s fastest growing learning brands, used by millions each day in over 180 countries. Prior to Kahoot! he was a founding partner at We Are Human, a co-creative company that helped global brands build long-term value through behavioral design, storytelling and inclusive technology. In addition to working with established brands, the company also collaborated with startups and invested in its own IP, including what later became Kahoot! He has over a decade’s experience merging creativity and technology, including the innovative MagCom smartphone. He is currently an advisor to the innovative shared working space The Trampery in London and Oslo Business Region. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and speaks regularly about the future of learning and entrepreneurship at different events.

Andrea Siodmok, UK

Andrea Siodmok will discuss how people-centred and inclusive design methodology can support innovation in the public sector, presenting inspiring examples and cases from the UK.

Andrea is the Head of the Policy Lab and Deputy Director at the UK Government's Cabinet Office. With a first class honours in Industrial Design and a PhD in Virtual Reality, Andrea is both a practitioner and an advocate for design-led innovation. Formerly Chief Design Officer at the Design Council, she is passionate about using design to improve people's lives. Andrea has been awarded the distinguished Bicentennial Medal of the Royal Society of Arts in 2015 for “applying design principles to democratise policy-making”.

Keiji Kawahara, Japan

Keiji Kawahara will present a range of cutting-edge Japanese ideas in everyday technology, from household products and independent living solutions to advanced robot technology. 

Keiji Kawahara graduated from the Department of Industrial Design, Kyushu Institute of Design (then Kyushu University) in Japan in 1975 and from the School of Industrial Design, Royal College of Art in London in 1980. He has devoted himself to study design for handicapped people for nearly 30 years and as a professional industrial designer, his focus has been on human-centred design. Some typical examples of his work are a clock for the blind, house for wheelchair users, barrier-free kitchen, ATM for the blind, meal delivery robot, a platform safety system for railway stations and a Universal Design mobile phone. In 2002 Keiji Kawahara organized the International Conference for Universal Design in Japan and in 2003 he founded the International Association for Universal Design (IAUD).

Anne Stenros, Finland

How can people-centred and inclusive design drive innovation within everyday technology? Translating complex to simplex and transforming usability to empathy will take design to the next level: to the h2h-business, heart-to-heart approach and eventually designing for emotions.

Anne Stenros graduated as Master of Architecture and has a doctorate in technology. Currently she has a professorship at the Aalto University School of Business, as a director of the International Design Business Management program. During the past ten years, she has been the Design Director at KONE Corporation, a world leading elevator and escalator company. She has previously been Managing Director of Design Forum Finland and the Executive Director of Hong Kong Design Centre. In 2012, she was appointed Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce in London.

Former State Secretary Astrid Nøklebye Heiberg, Norway

Astrid Nøklebye Heiberg is the State Secretary for Bent Høie in the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services. She is a specialist in psychiatry and a professor at the Psychiatric Institute at the University of Oslo. She was a member of the Conservative Party in parliament from 1985 to 1989, and for a short period in 1986 she was Cabinet Minister of Governmental Administration and Consumer’s Affairs. She has also been the Chair of the National Conservative Woman Association, first deputy chair of the Conservative Party and member of Oslo city council. In addition, she has been president of the International Federation of the Red Cross - and Red Crescent Societies. 

Sean Donahue, USA

This presentation will focus on a series of frameworks for supporting social design in non-western contexts using design examples from East LA and East Africa, taking inclusive design beyond developed economies and into the global context. Sean will be facilitating the workshop Everyday technology and inclusive design

Sean Donahue is Principal of ResearchCenteredDesign/Los Angeles (RCD/LA), a multidisciplinary practice devoted to using design as the vehicle to engage global issues in local contexts. He is also a founding faculty member of the Graduate Media Design Practices + Field Program at Art Center College of Design. Sean’s research ranges from media impact studies for city development, to hybrid languages for low and no-vision communities. He has published internationally on the practice of media design, design research and social practice. Sean has lectured and held workshops at Harvard, Cal Arts, IDEO, The Royal College of Art and North Carolina State University, where he was also the 2004 Designer-in-Residence. Most recently, his work has been included in the Cooper Hewitt National Design Triennial, The California Design Biennial and in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Museum.

Rama Gheerawo, UK

Rama Gheerawo will be facilitating the workshop Creative Leadership: achieving design excellence

Rama Gheerawo is the Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at London’s Royal College of art. With nearly two decades in the design industry, his interest is in people-centred and socially inclusive design. He leads the Centre's Age & Ability research lab, which creates design that improves the lives of people of all ages and abilities. Knowledge transfer to business is central to his work, building on a track record of over 150 collaborative projects with the Centre involving organisations such as Gov.UK, Samsung and Toyota. Rama has published widely in both academic and trade press including Volume magazine, New Design and the Journal of Design Philosophy Papers. He is a Fellow of both the Royal College of Art and the Royal Society of Arts.

Stephen Wilcox, US

Steve Wilcox will be facilitating the workshop Everyday technology and inclusive design

Stephen Wilcox, Ph.D., FIDSA is a Principal and the founder of Design Science (Philadelphia), a firm that specializes in optimizing the usability of products for clients including many major multinational corporations. Wilcox is a member of the Industrial Designers Society of America’s (IDSA) Academy of Fellows. He also served for several years as Chair of the IDSA Human Factors Professional Interest Section. Wilcox also serves on the Advisory Boards of the Industrial Design Department of Philadelphia University and the School of Design of Carnegie Mellon University.  He holds a BS in psychology and anthropology from Tulane University, a PhD in experimental psychology from Penn State, and a Certificate in Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has won a number of design awards, has guest edited the journal Innovation several times and has served as a judge for a number of product design award competitions. 

Jeremy Myerson, UK

Jeremy Myerson will be facilitating the workshop Creative Leadership: achieving design excellence

Jeremy Myerson 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 at the Royal College of Art in London, and his research interests focus on the role of design in social, demographic and technological change. He was Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design from 1999 to 2015. He chairs the WorkTech series of international conferences on workplace design, and sits on the advisory boards of design institutes in Hong Kong and Korea.

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Onny Eikhaug, leader of the Innovation for all programme at the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture, during Innovation for all 2014. Photo: Johnny Syversen

Dan Formosa speaking at Innovation for all 2014. Photo: Johnny Syversen

From one of the workshops at Innovation for all 2014. Photo: Frank Rønning

Dan Formosa speaking at Innovation for all 2014. Photo: Johnny Syversen