Human-Centered Design: Moving Beyond Aesthetics and Function – November 1, 2017
5:00PM – 7:30PM
One would assume the needs of humans, as primary users of the built environment, would be the driving force of design decisions. However, history does not support this assumption. For many years buildings were built within the constraints of available materials, to support building equipment and furniture, to meet a designer or client’s preferred aesthetic, or only considering the general function of a space. There was not sufficient concern for how humans would interact within the space.
Human-Centered Design focuses on people and their needs which inform the final design solutions. This approach to design can be applied to all market sectors and utilized by all fields. As advances in technology change the way we work and multiple generations work side by side in the same environments a Human-Centered Design approach is vital.
The Panelists will:
– discuss principles of Human-Centered Design (HCD)
– discuss considerations when applying HCD design
– discuss potential barriers and challenges when applying HCD design
– discuss how HCD can support productivity and changing workforce dynamics
– discuss how HCD is influencing development and client decisions
– Natalie Malawey-Ednie, Director of Project Management & Professional Development, Watchdog
– Kai Olsen, Principal, HOK
– Keri Salerno, Senior Director, Strategic Development with Health Promotion Council a PHMC affiliate
– Gabriela Marcu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Drexel University
– Michael Barber, Principal, The Lighting Practice
5:00-6:00pm Registration and Networking
6:00-7:30pm Panel Discussion
CES/LUs: 1.5 AIA CES LUs
Cost: Members $65; Nonmembers $85
Walk-in Cost (after 10/29/17): Members $85; Nonmembers $105
Hotel Monaco Philadelphia – 433 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
Cancellations made two weeks prior to the event will be fully refunded, minus a $10 processing fee. Due to SMPS Philadelphia’s commitment with vendors, all cancellations after that time and no-shows will be ineligible for a refund, though a registrant may substitute for another event at no charge up until 24 hours prior to the event.