Theme: People-Centred Design
ResearchMatters Autumn 2014
People-Centred Design is about creating environments that support health, well being and social participation.
In this edition of ResearchMatters we outline a few of our projects and initiatives where people are put at the centre of the design of the built environment. All of these projects are collaborative efforts and we are delighted to be able to work with great partners who share our interest in creating people friendly buildings, neighbourhoods and cities. We hope you enjoy our newsletter and feel free to contact us if you have queries. The TrinityHaus Team
Universal Design of dwellings for people with dementia, their families and carers: TrinityHaus have recently
collaborated with The Living with Dementia (LiD) Research Programme (also based in Trinity College Dublin) to complete research around the Universal Design of dwellings for people with dementia, their families and carers. This project, which was commissioned by the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD) at the National Disability Authority (NDA), will result in new Universal Design guidelines to underpin the future design of new houses or to retrofit existing homes. These guidelines will help people with dementia to remain living safely in their own homes and communities for as long as possible. A research report and the guidelines will soon be published so keep an eye on our website or the CEUD website www.universaldesign.ie
Matters Autumn 2014 In This Issue 1. Universal Design of Dwellings for people with dementia, their families and carers 2. Shared Educational Campuses through a Universal Design Approach 3. Workshop on Inclusive Design 4. Universal Design as a Framework for Health and Wellbeing in the Built Environment 5. Recent Achievements
Shared Educational Campuses through a Universal Design Approach: This research is
being undertaken Undertaken by TrinityHaus and A&D Wejchert & Partners Architects, on behalf of the Centre CHARACTERISATION for Excellence in Universal Design (CEUD) at the National Disability Authority (NDA). The project engages with key stakeholders and examines national and international best practice around Shared Educational Campuses to investigate how Universal Design informs the design of such campuses in Ireland for people of all ages, sizes, ability or disability. This project will result in a set of key findings and recommendations in relation to the Universal Design of Shared Educational Campuses. This report will soon be published so keep an eye on our website.
24 Hour Design Challenge: Jointly
sponsored by the Norwegian Centre for Design & Architecture, COST Action TU1204 “Peoplefriendly Cities in a Data-rich World” and the Helen Hamlyn Centre of Design (UK), Prof Mark Dyer was appointed by Onny Eikhaug Design Champion for the Citizen Focussed 24 Hour Design Challenge in Oslo. As part of the European Innovation for All Conference with key speakers from across the globe, five design teams worked continuously over a 24 hour period with design partners to identify new digitally supported services for the elderly and disabled. The winning solutions included “Local Heroes”, a social network built on existing volunteer networks that alerted a wider community of the services available ranging from improving language skills for immigrants learning English to obtain help attending their local hospital. For more information visit http:// www.norskdesign.no/citizen-focused-challenge/ category9310.html
Universal Design as a Framework for Health and Wellbeing in the Built Environment: Tom Grey of
TrinityHaus delivered this lecture at the recent Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) annual St Lukes’ Symposium as part of a session looking at the interplay between architecture and medicine. For Tom’s lecture see www.rcpi.ie/2014lectures
Recent Achievements The Universal Design of dwellings for people with dementia, their families and carers project featured in this newsletter has been recently nominated for an ‘Elevator Award for Innovation in Dementia’ as part of the Dublin City University (DCU) based ‘Elevator- Building Dementia Skills’ project. This project which is being developed by DCU and the HSE with the support of Atlantic Philanthropies, aims to help individuals, communities and health systems engage appropriately with people who are living with dementia. The winners will be announced in early December. For further details see http://dementiaelevator.ie/blog/2014/09/12 elevator-award-for-innovation-in-dementia/
And finally... Congratulations to the following post-graduate researchers who have recently been awarded PhDs: Aimee Byrne Niall Byrne Nuala Flood Eoghan O Shea Matteo Viganotti Follow us on Twitter @Trinity_Haus
TrinityHaus, Trinity College Dublin was formed in 2008 to provide innovative solutions for buildings, neighbourhoods and cities. Over the last two years the main research effort has focused on two principal themes. These are energy efficient buildings and ecodistricts and secondly people centred design in homes and neighbourhoods for all ages, sizes and abilities.
Please see www.trinityhaus.tcd.ie for further information on these and other projects. The contact details of each researcher can be found on the ‘People’ section of the website. You can also follow us Twitter and issuu................
Published on Nov 18, 2014
People-Centred Design is about creating environments that support health, well being and social participation. In this edition of Resea...