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The Helen Hamlyn Centre at the Royal College of Art was pleased to announce the sixth International conference on Inclusive Design.
Include 2011 took place at the Royal College of Art, London, UK on 18-20 April 2011.
The theme for Include 2011 was: The Role of Inclusive Design in Making Social Innovation Happen
As a concept, social innovation has growing currency in society, government, academia and business. It manifests itself in many different ways in different contexts. Its meanings extend from public service and policy innovation to initiatives in assistive technology and to aspects of civic participation and creative entrepreneurship.
In all of these areas, design has a key role to play. It can make policy visible and participation possible.
In particular, inclusive design can deliver innovations of social value to communities and markets.
The Include 2011 international conference at the Royal College of Art sought papers on all design aspects that catalyse social innovation, in particular:
Include 2011 was particularly interested in papers that explored the direct relationship between inclusive design and social innovation.
More details on the Include conferences can be found here.