Lecture by Farnaz Nickpour "Inclusive Design; Human-Centered Innovation for All" at Alba salle polyvalente on Wednesday February 1st 2017 at 6PM.
This public lecture will introduce the concept of Inclusive Design as an important 21st century design approach. The social and economic significance and impact of Inclusive Design will be explored through reviewing some of the most innovative inclusive Design solutions in areas such as Health, Mobility and Nutrition.
Inclusive Design is an important and instrumental 21st century human-centered approach that every designer needs to be familiar with and capable of applying. If understood and applied correctly, an Inclusive Design process could lead to a wider user base, better and more innovative solutions, and a more profitable business.
About the lecturer
Dr. Farnaz Nickpour is senior lecturer in inclusive Design and human-centered innovation at Brunel University London. As the leader of the Inclusive Design Research Group (IDRG) and a fellow at Human Centered Design Institute (HCDI) and the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), Dr. Nickpour has led various design projects with governmental organisations and business clients including Transport for London (TfL), Department of Health, UK Design Council, Research Council UK (RCUK), Sainsbury's and Motability. She has produced more than 30 professional publications and won a number of awards for her research in inclusive design, focusing on widening inclusive design impact and improving quality of life not only on a physical but also psycho-social level. Dr. Nickpour has presented her work internationally in many conferences, public events and guest lectures and provides consultancy to public and private sectors on design of inclusive and human-centered products, services and systems.