In partnership with the Cerebral Palsy Alliance, the University of Technology Sydney, Enabled by Design and FutureGov, the Enabled by Design-athon is a two day ideas-and-prototyping-fest to transform the lives of people with a disability and older people.
Bringing together designers, technologists, engineers, UTS students, people with a disability and health and social care professionals in a fun and action-packed two days, you’ll hear from leading industry practitioners including Cain Beckett (PWC), Vanessa Wolfe Coote (S&C), Steven Pozel (Object: Australian Design Centre), Marc Irlandez (Life Labs), Dominic Campbell (FutureGov) and Denise Stephens (Enabled by Design).
You’ll then join a team to prototype a new product or technology that is more accessible, attractive and easier for everyone to use. We’ll be using modern manufacturing software and tools including 3D printers, as well as rough and ready prototyping with card, foam and anything else available.
Want to find out more about what to expect? Read about our 6 Design-For-All Lessons Learned at the Enabled by Design-athon or watch the “Enabled by Design-athon: The Movie” below.
The Design-athons are creating a movement for accessibility for the masses – to create mainstream products and technologies that work for as many people as possible, including those with disabilities and older people. The events challenge people’s preconceptions of assistive equipment and technologies, showing how products can be personalised, purposeful and beautifully designed too.
Interested in coming along? We’re looking for people from the following fields to join us at the Enabled by Design-athon Sydney:
- People with a disability
- Industry practitioners, including design, technology, engineering, media / communications, business and marketing
- Allied health practitioners and health and social care professionals
- UTS students studying: Industrial Design / Integrated Product Design, Visual Communication Design, IT, Engineering, Business / Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Communications or Innovation. Priority will be given to 3rd and 4th year students.
Attendance at the Enabled by Design-athon Sydney is free but places are limited, so register for tickets over on the Enabled by Design-athon website now and join the conversation using the hashtag #designau14.
Don’t forget to register for tickets over on the Enabled by Design-athon website.