Inclusive Designers Podcast

Designing for: Technology & Innovation with Lotus Labs (Season 5, Episode 2)

By: Janet Roche & Carolyn Robbins Hosted By: Janet Roche Edited by: Jessica Hunt Guest: Dhaval Patel, Lotus Labs Photo Credit: Lotus Labs Inclusive Designers Podcast: Accessibility is often an afterthought in product design. Even tech with the potential to be game-changing for folks with disabilities, often isn’t designed with them in mind. Is a […]

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An Award-Winning TiD Tool for Designing Schools (Season 5, Episode 1)

By: Janet Roche & Carolyn Robbins Hosted By: Janet Roche Edited by: Jessica Hunt Guests: J. Davis Harte, Christine Cowart, Molly Pierce Inclusive Designers Podcast presents… The Trauma-informed Design Society’s  TiDEvalK12: An Award-Winning TiD Tool for Designing Schools (Season 5, Episode 1) What is the Trauma-informed Design Society’s award-winning  TiDEvalK12 Tool and how can it

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Creating Functional Spaces & Solving Design Crimes! Ed Warner, Motionspot (Season 4, Episode 4)

  By: Janet Roche & Carolyn Robbins Hosted By: Janet Roche Edited by: Andrew Parrella Guest: Ed Warner, Motionspot Photo Credit: Motionspot Inclusive Designers Podcast: Ed Warner of Motionspot joins IDP to explore the need for inclusive design that is both functional and beautiful… not only in the home, but in hotels, the workplace and

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Living in a VUCA World – The Importance of Co-Design! Guest: Pinar Guvenc, SOUR Studio (Season 4, Episode 3)

By: Janet Roche & Carolyn Robbins Hosted By: Janet Roche Edited by: Andrew Parrella Guest: Pinar Guvenc, SOUR Studio Photo Credit: SOUR Studio This in-depth interview with Pinar Guvenc of SOUR Studio explores the importance of co-design in a ‘VUCA’ (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world, and why language matters when designing.  Inclusive Designers Podcast

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Adaptive Environments for Healthcare & Beyond! Guest: Alex Tan, Philips (Season 4, Episode 2)

By: Janet Roche & Carolyn Robbins Hosted By: Janet Roche Edited by: Andrew Parrella Guest: Alex Tan, Design Innovation Director, Philips Photo Credit: Philips How did design innovations for the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) lead to groundbreaking changes for behavior health rooms in hospital Emergency Departments? The answer lies in new adaptive environments, and

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Creating the Best IDEA: Matteo Zallio’s Tools for ‘Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility’ (Season 4, Episode 1)

By: Janet Roche & Carolyn Robbins Hosted By: Janet Roche Edited by: Andrew Parrella Guest: Matteo Zallio It’s never been so important to design with inclusion right from the start! Evidence-based research shows the value of inclusive design, but how do you convince clients of these benefits and add more IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity, and

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Trauma Informed Design for Behavioral Health: 3-part series/All (Season 3, Episode 2)

By: Janet Roche & Carolyn Robbins Co-Hosted By: Janet Roche & Dr. J. Davis Harte Edited by: Andrew Parrella Guest: Meredith Banasiak Photo Credit: Caleb Tkach AIAP This just in… new changes are coming for those who create spaces for Behavioral Health. Combining the scientific knowledge from Neuroscience and the research evidence from Trauma-Informed Design

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Trauma Informed Design for Behavioral Health – part 3

By: Janet Roche & Carolyn Robbins Co-Hosted By: Janet Roche & Dr. J. Davis Harte Edited by: Andrew Parrella Guest: Meredith Banasiak Photo Credit: Caleb Tkach AIAP This just in… new changes are coming for those who create spaces for Behavioral Health. Combining the scientific knowledge from Neuroscience and the research evidence from Trauma-Informed Design

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Trauma Informed Design for Behavioral Health – part 2

By: Janet Roche & Carolyn Robbins Co-Hosted By: Janet Roche & Dr. J. Davis Harte Edited by: Andrew Parrella Guest: Meredith Banasiak Photo Credit: Caleb Tkach AIAP This just in… new changes are coming for those who create spaces for Behavioral Health. Combining the scientific knowledge from Neuroscience and the research evidence from Trauma-Informed Design

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Trauma Informed Design for Behavioral Health – part 1

By: Janet Roche & Carolyn Robbins Co-Hosted By: Janet Roche & Dr. J. Davis Harte Edited by: Andrew Parrella Guest: Meredith Banasiak Photo Credit: Caleb Tkach AIAP This just in… new changes are coming for those who create spaces for Behavioral Health. Combining the scientific knowledge from Neuroscience and the research evidence from Trauma-Informed Design

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Disability Rights & Design – Insights from Judy Heumann (Season 3, Episode 3)

By: Janet Roche & Carolyn Robbins Hosted By: Janet Roche Edited by: Andrew Parrella Guest: Judy Heumann Judy Heumann is here! Judy Heumann is here!  Inclusive Designers Podcast is very excited to share our inspiring interview with THE Judy Heumann… celebrated civil rights activist, advocate, and rolling warrior.  She has been called “the mother of

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Serving Up Inclusive Design: Yannick Benjamin’s Contento NYC (Season 3, Episode 1)

  By JANET ROCHE & CAROLYN ROBBINS Edited by: Andrew Parrella Guest: Yannick Benjamin Photos Credit: Mikhail Lipyanskiy Photography We all love to go out to a nice restaurant and enjoy a fine meal, but it isn’t always easy for someone with a disability. A poorly thought out space can make for an uncomfortable or

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Social Justice and Equity in Technology & Architecture (Season 2 – Episode 5)

“Social Justice and Equity in Technology & Architecture” What can we do to provide better equity in technology and architecture? In this webinar, Inclusive Designers Podcast and the Boston Architectural College (BAC) join forces to discuss the benefits of investing in our society by elevating the underserved in our communities within Architecture and Design. This

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Designing For: Beauty and the Brain (Season 2, Episode 4)

Designing For: Beauty and the Brain By: Janet Roche & Carolyn Robbins Co-Hosted By: Janet Roche & Dr. J. Davis Harte Edited by: Andrew Parrella Guest: Don Ruggles The ‘Neuroscience of Architecture’ can sound like a daunting subject to tackle, much less try to understand. Inclusive Designers Podcast interviews the forward-thinking architect Don Ruggles who

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Trauma Informed Design: Transforming Correctional Design for Justice (Season 2, Episode 3)

“Trauma-Informed Design: Transforming Correctional Design for Justice” What is the role of Trauma-Informed Design in reforming correctional facilities? With 7.3-million Americans in some level of corrections (prisons, jails, probation or parole), it is clear we are setting up those who are incarcerated to fail. The glaring truth can be seen in recidivism rates of 76.6

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Designing for: The Changing Reality of Disability in America (Season 2, Episode 2)

By: Janet Roche & Carolyn Robbins Edited by: Andrew Parrella Guest: Valerie Fletcher What is the state of disability in America today, and what does this mean to Inclusive Designers… especially in this time of Covid? IDP sits down with Valerie Fletcher, Executive Director of the Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) in Boston, MA.

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Designing for: Aging In Place (Season 2, Episode 1)

  By JANET ROCHE & CAROLYN ROBBINS Edited by: Andrew Parrella Guests: Deborah Pierce, Architect & Brian Harvey, Contractor Photo Credit: Kathy Tarangola Photography Society is naturally aging, living better, and longer. By 2030 there will be an unprecedented number of seniors, more than ever before. This means more people living at home for as

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BAC Talk: Trauma-Informed Educational Design in a Post-Pandemic Environment (Season 1, Episode 7)

Photo May 24, 5 04 40 PM (1)BAC Talk- June 10, 2020 “Trauma-Informed Design: A Look at Educational Environmental Design in a Post-Pandemic Environment”This webinar discussion is a combined effort by Inclusive Designers Podcast and the Boston Architectural College (BAC). Our panel explores the role of designers in providing safe and sustainable futures in educational

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Design Review: IDP goes to ABX 2019 (Season 1, Episode 6)

By JANET ROCHE & CAROLYN ROBBINS Edited by: Matthew Bogart Profiled ABX 2019 Vendors: List & contact info below • The IDP team makes their way through Boston’s annual ABX convention (ArchitectureBoston Expo) and talks to the vendors that presented products of particular interest to Inclusive Designers. ABX is a great place to get caught

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Designing for: Trauma-Informed Design (Season 1, Episode 5)

By JANET ROCHE & CAROLYN ROBBINS Edited by: Matthew Bogart Guest: J. Davis Harte, PhD What does ‘trauma-informed’ mean, and how can design help create a comforting, supportive and safe space for those who feel vulnerable during trauma recovery? J. Davis Harte, PhD joins us to discuss trauma-informed design, and walks us through her designs

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Designing for: Lighting and the Circadian System (Season 1, Episode 4)

By JANET ROCHE & CAROLYN ROBBINS Edited by: Andrew Parrella Guest: Catherine Leskowat Catherine Leskowat discusses lighting and the circadian system and how important it is for our health and wellbeing. In this episode, topics will include: Aging, lighting, acoustics, preventing falling, lighting design for showrooms, blue vs. red light, and our circadian system. Catherine

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Design Review: IDP goes to NEOCON 2019 (Season 1, Episode 3)

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By JANET ROCHE & CAROLYN ROBBINS Edited by: Matthew Bogart Guests: BAC associates- Denise Rush, and Jori Bercier Profiled Neocon 2019 Vendors: List & contact info below • Janet makes her way through Chicago’s annual Neocon convention and talks to the vendors that presented products of particular interest to Inclusive Designers. With 60 thousand attendees,

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Designing for: Developmental Disabilities & Alzheimer’s (Season 1, Episode 2)

By JANET ROCHE & CAROLYN ROBBINS Edited by David Goodman Guests: Mary Jo Cooper & Adrienne Jones Erdman Photo courtesy of: Bay Cove Human Services • Mary Jo Cooper and Adrienne Jones Erdman join us to discuss designing a small group home for developmentally challenged individuals. As a result of living longer due to modern

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Overview: “Stay Well… and Stay Well Informed” (Season 1, Episode 1)

By JANET ROCHE & CAROLYN ROBBINS Edited by: David Goodman Host: Janet Roche, MDS – Email: janet@inclusivedesigners.com Moderator: Carolyn Robbins – Email: carolyn@inclusivedesigners.com • Inclusive Designers Podcast • In the relatively new and constantly evolving field of designing for human health, there is a need for access to the most current information and resources. This

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