24 Hour Design Challenge
The organisers of the Design 4 Health conference 2013 are very pleased to announce that a 24hour inclusive design challenge will be taking place as part of the conference! The design challenge will run Monday the 1st of July, and Tuesday the 2nd, in conjunction with the Helen Hamlyn Centre for design at the Royal College of Art. The challenge format, developed at the Helen Hamlyn Centre by Julia Cassim, runs across an unbroken 24 hours- with teams of people made up of professional designers, people living with a chronic condition, their carers, health professionals, and the like.
The brief will be set Monday lunchtime, and the challenge will run all night until Tuesday lunchtime, when the project will be presented to a panel of judges and 2 winning teams picked; the people’s choice, and the judges’ choice. These events are fun, and an opportunity to work collaboratively on truly unique and interesting designs, for real everyday situations.
If this sounds like something you would like to participate in, please register your interest with the Challenge co-ordinator Matt.Dexter@shu.ac.uk. Currently, accommodation and themes are being organised. We anticipate a nominal fee to cover some of the basic expenses, but more information will follow in due course.