24 Hour Universal Design Challenge 2010
Published: Friday, November 19, 2010
The Centre for Excellence in Universal Design invites you to The Awards Ceremony of the 24 Hour Universal Design Challenge 2010 featuring internationally renowned designers Clive Grinyer and Julia Cassim as Challenge Patron and Director. This year’s award Ceremony will feature a morning seminar on Technology in the City which will include keynote speeches from Jeremy Keith and Keith Finglas.
When: Saturday 27th November from 10:15am to 5pm
Where: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8
Attendance is by invitation only and is free of charge.
If you wish to attend Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01 6080 456 or phone 01 6080 456
Please indicate any dietary or accessibility needs.
- Technology in the City Seminar (10:15 – 13:00) OR
- 24 Hour Universal Design Challenge 2010 Award Ceremony (13:45 – 16:00) OR
- Both the morning and afternoon segments
The Technology in the City Seminar with the 24 Hour Universal Design Challenge 2010 Awards is a unique chance to hear about advances in the field of Universal Design.
This event will have top international speakers presenting on the topics of e-accessibility, web design and design innovation. The Technology in the City Seminar held in the morning will frame the afternoon when 50 designers who participated in the24hr Universal Design Challenge will join the event at 13:45 for the 24 Hour Universal Design Challenge 2010 awards programme.
The 24 Hour Universal Design Challenge 2010 involves 50 designers competing on five teams to answer a design brief. The teams will have worked for 24 hours prior to the awards programme. Each design team will include a design partner who will inform, advise and directly contribute to the design process. Design partners will be members of the public who can inform designers of their experience with regard to age, size and/or disability (primarily physical, sensory and communication impairment). The teams will be supported by design students who will also help the team to prepare their presentations.
Universal Design is design that meets the needs of all people, regardless of age, size, ability or disability. It places the needs of user at the very centre of the design process. Direct user-designer interaction is therefore a key element of this challenge.
The teams have 7 minutes to pitch their design concept to you - the audience along with a high profile panel of judges. A Judges' Choice Award (assessed using strict criteria) and a People's Choice Award (selected by audience vote) will be presented.
Seminar – Technology in the City
9:45 Registration and coffee
10:15 Opening by Seminar Chairperson – Siobhan Barron, Director, NDA
Session 1: Technology and Design
10:30 State of e-accessibility in Europe -Dr. José Ángel Martínez Usero, Scientific Director of INREDIS Project and International Relations Technosite, ONCE Foundation.
11:00 Present and Future of Web Design - Jeremy Keith, Author and design consultant, Clearleft.
11:30 Tea and Coffee
Session 2: Teaching Innovation and Universal Design
11:45 Teaching Innovation meeting the needs of high performance industry teams - Keith Finglas, MD, Innovation Delivery Ltd.
12:15 Launch of CEN Workshop Agreement on Curriculum Guidelines for Training ICT Professionals in Universal Design - Donal Rice, CEUD. Barbara Schmidt-Belz, Fraunhofer FIT.
24 Hour Universal Design Challenge 2010 Presentations and Awards
13:45 24 Hour Universal Design Challenge 2010 - Overview
Julia Cassim, Helen Hamlyn Centre, Royal College of Art, London
14:15 Design Team Presentations – MC - Julia Cassim
15:00 24 Hour Universal Design Challenge 2010 Review and Awards
Highlights, People’s Choice Award collected – Julia Cassim
Keynote design presentation
Design Challenge Patron, Clive Grinyer, Director of IGSB CISCO
People’s Choice Award and Judges' Choice Award
Co-Presented by Government official and Challenge Ambassadors
16:00 Reception (water, wine, soft drinks, snack)