24 Hour Universal Design challenge - 27 November

15 Nov 2010 - 8:17am
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Hi folks, this year as part of th 24 Hour Universal Design Challenge we are running a seminar in the morning before the awards ceremony.  Of particular interest will be speakers such as Jeremy Keith (Clearpath, UK), Clive Grinyer (head of user expereince, CISCO) and Julia Cassim (RCA).  

Some of you, your students or colleagues may already be involved as particpants. This is an invitation to the seminar and awards ceremony.   


The Centre for Excellence in Universal Design invites you to The Awards Ceremony of the 24 Hour Universal Design Challenge 2010 featuring internationally renowned designers Clive Grinyer and Julia Cassim as Challenge Parton and Director. This year’s award Ceremony will feature a morning seminar on Technology in the City which will include keynote speeches from Jeremy Keith and Keith Finglas.

When: Saturday 27th November from 10:15am to 5pm

Where: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8  http://www.radissonblu.ie/royalhotel-dublin/location

Further information and full agenda see:  


Attendance is by invitation only and is free of charge. If you wish to attend please RSVP to Linda Rowan at  lbrowan@nda.ie or phone 01 6080 456 with any dietary or accessibility requirments. Please indicate if you wish to attend:

  • Technology in the City Seminar (10:15 – 13:00)


  • 24 Hour Universal Design Challenge 2010 Award Ceremony (13:45 – 16:00)


  • Both the morning and afternoon segments


The Technology in the City Seminar with the 24 Hour Universal Design Challenge 2010 Awards is a unique chance to hear about advances in the field of Universal Design.  This event will have top international speakers presenting on the topics of e-accessibility, web design and design innovation. The Technology in the City Seminar held in the morning will frame the afternoon when 50 designers who participated in the 24hr Universal Design Challenge will join the event at 13:45 for the 24 Hour Universal Design Challenge 2010 awards programme.

 The 24 Hour Universal Design Challenge 2010 involves 50 designers competing on five teams to answer a design brief. The teams will have worked for 24 hours prior to the awards programme. Each design team will include a design partner who will inform, advise and directly contribute to the design process. Design partners will be members of the public who can inform designers of their experience with regard to age, size and/or disability (primarily physical, sensory and communication impairment). The teams will be supported by design students who will also help the team to prepare their presentations.

 Universal Design is design that meets the needs of all people, regardless of age, size, ability or disability. It places the needs of user at the very centre of the design process. Direct user-designer interaction is therefore a key element of this challenge.

 The teams have 7 minutes to pitch their design concept to you - the audience along with a high profile panel of judges. A Judges' Choice Award (assessed using strict criteria) and a People's Choice Award (selected by audience vote) will be presented.


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