7 April 2008

Conference: Innovation through inclusive design

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Inclusive design
The Norwegian Design Council is organising a European Business Conference on Inclusive Design, 5-6 May in Oslo, Norway.

Would you like to know how inclusive design can help you create new products and services? How design methods can take you closer to the customer and give you an innovative edge? Learn how leading brands create new products and services through user focused innovation.

Speakers include Maria Benktzon, Professor/Industrial Designer, Ergonomidesign, Sweden; Julia Cassim, Senior Research Fellow, Royal College of Art Helen Hamlyn Centre, UK; Jeremy Myerson, Director/Professor, Royal College of Art Helen Hamlyn Centre (Keynote speech: “Discovery Through Design: How design methods take you closer to the customer at the front end of innovation”); Akihiro Nagaya, General Manager Design Development Division, TOYOTA, Japan (Keynote speech: “Aiming at a sustainable society”); Rama Gheerawo, Innovation Manager and Research Fellow, Royal College of Art Helen Hamlyn Centre, London; Alison Wright, Managing Director, Easy Living Home Ltd, UK (on creating and marketing inclusively designed kitchens and bathrooms); Matthew White, Design Manager, B&Q, UK (on inclusive product innovation); Jarmo Lehtonen, Design Research Manager, Design for All, Nokia, Finland (on design for all); Clive Grinyer, Cisco Systems/Orange, UK (on inclusive service design); and Toshimitsu Sadamura, President/Director GA-TAP, Japan (on the inclusive design project of the Fukuoka City Tube Nanakuma Line).

(via the product usability weblog)

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