Events Archive

  • Last week I took a day out from the day-to-day to check out the offering of this year’s Naidex South, […]

    Naidex goes South

    Last week I took a day out from the day-to-day to check out the offering of this year’s Naidex South, […]

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  • The Mobility Roadshow, an annual three day event showcasing mobility and lifestyle products, kicks off on Thursday 30th June at […]

    The Mobility Roadshow Does Design…

    The Mobility Roadshow, an annual three day event showcasing mobility and lifestyle products, kicks off on Thursday 30th June at […]

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  • <p>Last week I had the rather lovely opportunity to speak at an event run by the College of Occupational Therapists (COT) looking at assistive technology and design. On arriving, I was very pleasantly surprised to see that I'd been billed on the agenda as the keynote opening, so no pressure there then! ; )<p/>
<p>But before I tell you all about the event, I thought a good starting point would be to explain what we mean when talking about assistive technology...<p/>

    Event: Assistive Technology and Design

    Last week I had the rather lovely opportunity to speak at an event run by the College of Occupational Therapists (COT) looking at assistive technology and design. On arriving, I was very pleasantly surprised to see that I'd been billed on the agenda as the keynote opening, so no pressure there then! ; )

    But before I tell you all about the event, I thought a good starting point would be to explain what we mean when talking about assistive technology...

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  • Today mark's the fourth and final installment of the

    We are Enabled by Design: TV and Disability

    Today mark's the fourth and final installment of the "We are Enabled by Design" video series. Last but no means least, is Kate Monaghan from markthree media, who joined us to talk about a programme her team produced for BBC2, called 'Are you having a laugh? TV and Disability'. The programme was aired on 25th June, taking a lighthearted look at how disability has been portrayed on television over the past 40 years.

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  • It's Tuesday afternoon, which means it's time for the next installment in the

    We are Enabled by Design: Inspiring Design Innovation

    It's Tuesday afternoon, which means it's time for the next installment in the "We are Enabled by Design" video series. Here you can hear Julia Cassim, Senior Research Fellow at the Royal College of Art's Helen Hamlyn Centre, speaking about how creative partnerships can inspire design innovation.

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  • <p>Doesn't time fly by when you're having fun!?! And it's already time for the next installment in the

    Next up is a thought provoking talk from Charles Leadbeater, who discusses the nuances between creating services with people rather than for them.

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    We are Enabled by Design: With not for

    Doesn't time fly by when you're having fun!?! And it's already time for the next installment in the "We are Enabled by Design" video series. Right, are you all sitting comfortably? Good, then we'll begin...

    Next up is a thought provoking talk from Charles Leadbeater, who discusses the nuances between creating services with people rather than for them.

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  • As promised, we wanted to share as much footage and content from the “We are Enabled by Design” event, held […]

    We are Enabled by Design: Design can save us all

    As promised, we wanted to share as much footage and content from the “We are Enabled by Design” event, held […]

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  • <p>How do we want our workspace to be designed?<p/>
<p>How will we value work in the future?<p/>
<p>How do we improve working lives for everybody?<p/>
<p>These were some of the things we were asking as we embarked on our first event as A+E, organised by the impressive Enabled by Design to bring practitioners together for a new look at the aging and disability debate. Whether it's our homes, our workplaces, our products or our technologies, instead of designing special 'stuff' for those with access needs (and which often looks grim, let's face it), Enabled by Design says: can't we just make sure we're designing great stuff for all?<p/>

    We are Enabled by Design: Future of the Workplace

    How do we want our workspace to be designed?

    How will we value work in the future?

    How do we improve working lives for everybody?

    These were some of the things we were asking as we embarked on our first event as A+E, organised by the impressive Enabled by Design to bring practitioners together for a new look at the aging and disability debate. Whether it's our homes, our workplaces, our products or our technologies, instead of designing special 'stuff' for those with access needs (and which often looks grim, let's face it), Enabled by Design says: can't we just make sure we're designing great stuff for all?

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    We are Enabled by Design – Design Museum, 17th June 2010

    Follow what happened on the "We are Enabled by Design" event live blog here:

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  • <p>What happens when you already own a product that you either find uncomfortable or difficult to use? Rather than throwing it away or burying it in the cupboard under the stairs, why not have a go at "hacking" and see what you come up with...<p/>
<p>For those of you not already in the know, "hacking" is just another word for modifying an object in some way, be it to make it easier to use, look pretty, improve its functionality or make repairs. This is where sugru comes in...<p/>
<p>Sugru is a bit like modeling clay, but here's the clever bit, it cures overnight at room temperature to become a tough, flexible silicone and is perfect for "hacking".<p/>
<p>Here at Enabled by Design HQ we love the idea of sugru and are particularly interested in how it can be used to make things easier and safer for people to use.<p/>

    Enabled by Design introduces sugru…

    What happens when you already own a product that you either find uncomfortable or difficult to use? Rather than throwing it away or burying it in the cupboard under the stairs, why not have a go at "hacking" and see what you come up with...

    For those of you not already in the know, "hacking" is just another word for modifying an object in some way, be it to make it easier to use, look pretty, improve its functionality or make repairs. This is where sugru comes in...

    Sugru is a bit like modeling clay, but here's the clever bit, it cures overnight at room temperature to become a tough, flexible silicone and is perfect for "hacking".

    Here at Enabled by Design HQ we love the idea of sugru and are particularly interested in how it can be used to make things easier and safer for people to use.

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