Entries open for Inclusive Design Challenge

This year’s Inclusive Design Challenge, organised by the Helen Hamlyn Centre at the Royal College of Art, is currently accepting entries for the 24-hour-challenge, which will take place on 18 April.

The challenge is open to all designers with a minimum of three years’ professional experience, who can apply as individuals or as consultancy teams from all design disciplines. The deadline for applications is 25 March.

The challenge sees designers work with older and disabled people to develop more inclusive projects. This year’s challenge will take place as part of the Include 2011 conference, which will be held at the RCA from 18-20 April.

The conference theme will be the role of inclusive design in making social innovation happen. However, the theme for the challenge itself will not be revealed until the morning of the briefing.

John Corcoran of Wire Design, who has taken part in previous challenges, says, ‘The challenge provides us with invaluable case studies. We express what we care about and believe in, the thoroughness of our approach, our ideas and design output. Some of our best clients have been attracted to us by the challenge projects.’

To enter, fill out the application form available at http://www.hhc.rca.ac.uk/3742/all/1/24-hour-challenge.aspx by 5pm on 25 March.

Successful applicants will be announced on 31 March.

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