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Starting 11:00 AM and Continuing To 6:00 PM

The Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD), a leading international design and education non-profit with 45 years of experience, invites you to a day-long open house focused on Inclusive Design. Inclusive Design is a global movement advocating design as a tool for social equity across diverse abilities, ages, cultures, and genders. This event marks IHCD's expanded educational commitment, aiming to impart impactful insights through shared stories and lived experiences.

Detailed Programming:


  • 11:00 a.m. | All Are Welcome 
    Enjoy refreshments, engaging discussions, and informative displays with our team and supporters. Our office is fully accessible, and closed captioning will be provided for all presentations, which are AIA CES credited.

  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Telling Stories of Yesterday and Today While Designing for the Future: Inclusive Design in Museums 
    Presented by Ana Julian, IHCD Senior Project Manager, and Jan Majewski, IHCD Director of Inclusive Cultural Projects

  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Beyond Illumination, Connected LED Lighting for Diverse Community Needs 
    Presented by Wilhelmina (Wila) Crolius, Senior Customer Experience Designer at Signify

  • 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Architectures of Transition: Emerging Practices in South Asia 
    Presented by Devashree Shah, IHCD Coordinator of Inclusive Public Transit and Architect, and Pranave Thole, Architect and Urban Designer

  • Looping Video | The Rise and Fall of the Toilet Room 
    Presented by Meghan Dufresne, LEED AP and IHCD Architectural Project Manager and Designer.

  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Champagne Toast
    Presented by Valerie Fletcher, IHCD Executive Director

This event offers a unique opportunity to appreciate the state-of-the art of Inclusive Design practice across global application and accessibility, transit, culture and neurodivergent creativity.


Designing Inclusively, Educating Globally

Presented by the Institute for Human Centered Design

560 Harrison Ave, Unit 401, Boston, MA 02118 

FREE - No RSVP Necessary -

Join the Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) for an immersive open house highlighting Inclusive Design. This event underscores IHCD's expanded educational commitment. We believe that sharing stories and real experience delivers the most impact. Attendees will partake in curated programming led by staff and industry experts, fostering a deeper understanding and application for Inclusive Design in the built environment. Live and virtual lectures, along with access to the largest Inclusive Design collection in the U.S., promise an enriching experience.  Read more... 

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