2-3 July 2013, Hong Kong Design Centre, Hong Kong, China
Organised by the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Hong Kong Design Centre and the School of Design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Conference, Submission and Registration
The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art, London, is pleased to announce that Include 2013, the seventh international conference on inclusive design, will take place on 2-3 July 2013 in Hong Kong, China.The conference will be held in Hotel Icon, Hong Kong.
Include Asia 2013, organised in partnership with the Hong Kong Design Centre and the School of Design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, marks a major international departure for the Include series after six successful conferences in London.
Include Asia 2013 will form part of HKDC's Knowledge of Design Week 2013 and draw in new design researchers and practitioners from south-east Asia to the Include network.
Paper proposals for Include Asia 2013 are on the theme of Global Challenges and Local Solutions in Inclusive Design.
Researchers and practitioners are asked to consider the role of inclusive design within the context of emerging global challenges such as ageing populations, rising healthcare costs and climate change and the need for local tailored solutions for individuals and communities.
In effect we want to explore the paradigm shift from scaling up (the main driver of design over the past 50 years, through mass manufacturing, global branding and so on) to 'scaling down' to meet specific human needs.
Paper proposals (abstracts) from researchers, designers, educators and policymakers address the Include Asia 2013 theme. Authors of accepted paper proposals will be asked to develop their ideas into full (10 page) papers for oral presentation at the conference held in Hong Kong.
Paper proposals contribute to inclusive design theory, provide examples of empirical research or use case studies (design stories) to illustrate how, when and why an inclusive design approach can address wider challenges and/or local needs.
Include Asia 2013 will be a forum for the exchange of ideas, academic research projects and models of best practice from the global community of those engaged in inclusive design. Accepted papers will be published online in the Include Asia 2013 proceedings.
Submission of abstracts has now closed. All proposals for full papers will be reviewed anonymously by two reviewers on the Include International Review Committee
More details on the Include conferences can be found here.
For abstract and submission queries contact us here
Conference and Programme
Travel from Hong Kong International Airport
Take the Airport Express from Hong Kong International Airport to Kowloon station (around 21 minutes). Trains depart at 12 minute intervals from 05:50 in the morning to 01:15 after midnight daily.
Travel to Hotel Icon from Kowloon station
A complimentary Airport Express Shuttle Bus (Route number K3) to the hotel is available from Kowloon station (Exit B) every 12 minutes, departing from 06:12 to 23:12 daily.