11:30-13:00 Talk: From Liveable to Loveable: People-friendly cities beyond smart cities
How an inclusive design approach can benefit urban planning, involving and empowering a diversity of citizens in a creative but structured four stage process.
14:30-17:00 Workshop: New Futures: People-centred Tools and Strategies for Inclusive Design and Architecture
People-centred, empathic techniques are the new future for Inclusive Design and Architecture. This workshop will outline people-centred place making activities to provide you with a framework for sustainable development in urban environments and architecture-led projects.
New for 2019, we will outline an innovative four-stage process newly developed by the facilitators along with architects and practitioners. Onny and Rama will take small teams of participants on a journey to transform your creative practice, both personally and organisationally.
Using creative and empathic design techniques, you will:
- Upskill yourself with inclusive tools for architecture and urban planning you can use the next day
- Understand a values-based framework for discovery and understanding
- Share your hopes and fears for future spaces and places, discussing and identifying key issues to build a shared understanding.
- Work with a range of people-centred techniques to explore how different people experience every day spaces and places
- Understand how to work with lead users to identify problems, barriers and opportunities in physical environments
- Build on your discovery work to clarify insights and create a dream checklist of future features
- Learn how prototypes can be effective learning and communication tools (even when they are very simple)
- Use role play to present a vision, your dream team and the roadmap that helps you to deliver change.
Director, The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art
Reader in Inclusive Design, Royal College of Art
Visiting Professor, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation
Rama Gheerawo was named a Creative Leader in 2018 by Creative Review, next to Paul Smith and Björk. He has transformed business, government and the public sector drawing on his experience in Design Thinking and Inclusive Design. He is a serial innovator in the fields of technology, products, services and transport having personally led over 100 projects with major clients. He looks at how the ingenious processes of design can instigate positive change in individuals and organisations through his personal research in Creative Leadership, with over workshops delivered globally to train thousands of people including 600 civil servants to date. He is in high demand as a keynote speaker, and writes, curates exhibitions and runs workshops for audiences that range from students to business executives.
Onny Eikhaug is the President of EIDD Design for All Europe, a network comprising of 36 members, consisting of both design institutions, innovation centres and academia. In 2019 she was also appointed director of the board of the national EIDD Norway. She was for more than 13 years Programme Leader at Design and Architecture Norway, responsible for pioneering the organisation’s activities in the field of people-centred, inclusive design. She was also responsible for the Centre's government funded Innovation for All programme promoting inclusive design to business and public sector as an effective strategy for innovation. She writes, publishes, and lectures both in Norway and internationally, curates exhibitions and works closely with designers, education, research institutions, industry and government. She is responsible for the book "Innovating with people –The Business of Inclusive Design» – distributed worldwide as a design school curriculum and the platform for the Executive Education in Inclusive Design concept as well as a revised edition of the book; the recently published Innovating with People – Inclusive Design and Architecture. In 2015 she was appointed the Inclusive Design Champion Award by an international jury at the Include conference at the Royal College of Art in London.
She has a broad experience in international business management; marketing, sales, innovation, product development and design management and holds an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.