The Royal College of Art Helen Hamlyn Centre is pleased to announce the sixth International conference on Inclusive Design; Include 2011 will take place at the Royal College of Art, London, UK on 18-20 April 2011.
The theme for Include 2011 will be social innovation, its organisation, origins and outputs - and the role of inclusive design within it.
As a concept, social innovation has growing currency in society, government, academia and business. It manifests itself in many different ways in different contexts. Its meanings extend from public service and policy innovation to initiatives in assistive technology and age-friendly design, and to aspects of civic participation and creative entrepreneurship.
Social innovation has people at its core and design plays a key role in delivering innovations of social value to communities and markets. The Include 2011 international conference at the Royal College of Art seeks papers on all design aspects of social innovation, in particular:
- Organisation - what design tools, techniques, frameworks and networks support and enhance social innovation?
- Origins - how has social innovation emerged as a design construct and in what ways does it manifest itself?
- Outputs - research studies and design exemplars of social innovation, drawn from public space, health, transport and other key domains.
Include 2011 is particularly interested in papers that explore the relationship between social innovation and inclusive design.
Details for submission of abstracts for papers and poster presentations to follow soon.