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Hadassah Academic College, a fully accredited and internationally recognized public institution of higher learning located in the heart of downtown Jerusalem invites students from around the world to join a two-week English-language workshop in Inclusive Industrial Design.
The first week will be devoted to a five-day intensive workshop led by Ms. Julia Cassim, visiting senior research fellow at the Helen Hamlyn Centre, Royal College of Art (London, England). The workshop aims to deepen industrial design students' practical and theoretical understanding of inclusive design. This is achieved through the mentored use of a range of ID methodologies in a live design project based on teamwork, empathy, insight, communication skills, and the ability to deliver a prototyped design result to a deadline.
The workshop will take place over five days and culminate in the presentation by the student teams of their realized design concepts in prototype form with an accompanying visual presentation of the project process and results.
Overseas participants will be grouped together in teams that include Israeli undergraduate students at the College's Department of Inclusive Industrial Design. Each team will work with an individual design partner drawn from a range of occupations. The students will be asked to shadow the design partner, document their working lives, and come up with an inclusive design response to their situation that will actively enhance and alleviate their environment.
This workshop is intended for second-year and above students of industrial design and other design disciplines such as visual communications or interaction design.
Participants will have an opportunity to visit museums and studios of industrial design led by a Hadassah Academic College faculty member.
Study site visits will include the world renowned Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the Holon Design Museum; Jerusalem's "Museum on the Seam"; and the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. Students will be hosted at design studios in Tel Aviv and the north of Israel that specialize in product development for special needs populations.