Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) to Sponsor Educational Sessions at MED|Ed Facilities® Boston

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The Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) sessions at MED|Ed Facilities® will focus on social sustainability and universal/human-centered design.

“The Institute for Human Centered Design has chosen to use the term "human centered design" as the most representative of our philosophy. We are invested in the international universal design/design-for-all/inclusive design movement "

Attendees to MED|Ed Facilities® 2017 can attend

new educational sessions produced and sponsored by Institute for Human Centered Design

(IHCD), April 4+5, 2017 at the Seaport World Trade Center Boston. The Institute for Human

Centered Design (IHCD) sessions at MED|Ed Facilities® will focus on social sustainability and

universal/human-centered design.

IHCD educational sessions include:

  •     The ADA Standards for Accessible Design: What Medical Centers Need to Know
  •     Human-Centric Lighting - What Does it Mean and How do We Provide it in Practice?
  •     Welcoming Campuses, Wayfinding That Works for Everyone
  •     Comprehensive Analysis of Accessibility Compliance as a Tool for Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education: Case Studies

Complete descriptions and additional sessions are available at http://www.mededboston.com.

The exhibit area will provide opportunities for product manufacturers to display healthy
products to the design and construction professionals who attend the event.

Valerie Fletcher, Executive Director, Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD)
states, “The Institute for Human Centered Design has chosen to use the term "human centered
design" as the most representative of our philosophy. We are invested in the international
universal design/design-for-all/inclusive design movement but we believe that it is important to
be open to complementary ideas that make sense within the simple and open framework of
human centered design. Important parallel trends today include green design and design for
health and healing. We see value in finding the common ground between movements and in
working collaboratively.”

Richard Vendola, MED|Ed Facilities Boston Principal notes, “To support our goal of delivering the highest quality educational programs for the design and construction professionals in the Northeast, we partnered with the premier experts on subject matter, and IHCD is exactly that when it comes to human-centered or universal design. We are happy to be able to draw on Valerie Fletcher and her associates knowledge and experience.”

About the Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD)
The Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) is an international education and design non-profit organization committed to advancing the role of design in expanding opportunity and enhancing experience for people of all ages, abilities and cultures. IHCD was founded in Boston in 1978 as Adaptive Environments and changed its name on its 30th anniversary to have an identity more reflective of current work. IHCD’s headquarters remain in Boston though some of the team work remotely in other parts of the US.

IHCD meets its mission through an unusual mix of education, technical assistance, consulting, and interdisciplinary design services. Each activity informs the others for a dynamic interplay of expertise, learning, and exploration. IHCD offers deep content expertise in both accessibility and universal/inclusive design. IHCD understands accessibility as a floor or baseline for inclusive design and the practice of designing for people across the broadest spectrum of ability and age as a dynamic activity at the heart of socially sustainable design.

About MED|Ed Facilities®
MED|Ed Facilities is produced in collaboration with Tradeshow Management Services Ltd. (TMS), a full-service tradeshow company specializing in conferences and tradeshows for the design, building and construction marketplace. TMS has been affiliated with leading events including AEC SYSTEMS, ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX), Build Boston, Residential Design & Construction, Ecobuild America, Federal Construction Outlook Conference, BIM Expo, and Construction Technology. The event is held in cooperation with the Construction Specifications Institute Boston, USGBC-MA, FGI and Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD).
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