Our work

Enabled by Design is a social business, consultancy and online community dedicated to the concept of design for all. Born out of a desire to challenge the one size fits all model of assistive equipment and looking to find a better way, Enabled by Design’s strength lies in its person centred approach, engaging and working with individuals, service providers and others to understand new ways of creating products and services that are personalised to the needs of individuals.

Enabled by Design was established with the principles of co-production at its heart from the off, acting as a peer support network for (mostly) older and disabled people to share frustrations and look for solutions from people facing similar challenges and working with them to identify the right solution for them.

Working closely with Enabled by Design, FutureGov is a government and social innovation consultancy focused on creative problem solving and innovation in public service, above all in the areas of communications and engagement, service design and social innovation.

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Enabled by Design awards:

Winners: Social Innovation Camp (4th – 6th April 2008)

First prize: b.TWEEN 08,  Enterprising Ideas Category (20th June 2008)

Nominee: UK Catalyst Awards (July 2008)

Level 1 award winner: UnLtd (Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs) (2nd September 2008)

Independent living stream award winner: Innovation Exchange Next Practice Programme (13th November 2008)

Nominee highly commended: MS Society Awards Best MS Information Resource (April 2009)

Level 2 award winner: UnLtd Better Net award (7th May 2010)

Gransnet “people’s choice” prize: Interactivism Spotted mobile phone app (17th – 18th June 2011)


Enabled by Design presentations and events:

Scripting Enabled (web accessibility conference) – Metropolitan University, London (19th September 2008)

Real choice and real control through design (event run by ATcare) – RSA, London (18th November 2009)

MyPublicServices (conference run by Patient Opinion) – The Abbey Centre, London (26th November 2009)

Occupational Therapy. Are we ready to put people first? (conference run by Reseacrch in Practice for Adults) – Birmingham Think Tank (9th March 2010)

We are Enabled by Design (conference run by Enabled by Design) – Design Museum, London (17th June 2010)

a11yLDN (web accessibility unconference) – City University, London (21st September 2010)

Shropshire Disability Network General Meeting – Hampton by Hilton, Shrewsbury (9th December 2010)

Designing for the Future competition judge – Collyer’s sixth form college, Horsham (13th December 2010)

Assistive Technology and Design (run by the College of Occupational Therapy) – Better Bankside, London (8th February 2011)

Naidex National Style Awards judge – NEC Birmingham (7th April 2011)

Ergonomics and Human Factors 2011 (annual conference run by Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors) – Stoke Rochford Hall, Lincolnshire (14th April 2011)

The Centre for Human Computer Interaction Design Open Day – City University, London (19th April 2011)

Design Zone at The Mobility Roadshow 2011 (curated and run by Enabled by Design and Such + Such Design) – East of England Showground Peterborough (30th June – 2nd July 2011)

Additive Manufacturing : The Future (sandpit event) – Loughborough University (6th July 2011)

RSA Student Design Awards Tutor Briefing Day – RSA, London (20th September 2011)

IRISS (Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services) Forum 2011: Designs for the Future – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow (6th December 2011)

RSA Student Design Awards – Mine for Life brief (set and judged by Enabled by Design and Loughborough University), RSA, London (2011/2012)

Design Zone at The Mobility Roadshow 2012 (curated and run by Enabled by Design and Such + Such Design) – East of England Showground Peterborough (21st – 23rd June 2012)

Bathroom Manufacturer’s Association Conference 2012 – Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire (8th October 2012)