Made a museum a more welcoming place? Apply for a Design for All Foundation Award now!

Are you passionate about opening up culture to everyone? The Design for All Foundation is looking for the best Design for All projects undertaken between 1 January 2012 and 1 January 2013. If you've been involved in a an inspirational initiative to make a museum or cultural centre more inclusive, we want to hear from you. …

Repost: TrendsWatch Report from The Center for the Future of Museums

TrendsWatch 2012: Museums and the Pulse of the Future TrendsWatch is a new annual report that helps museums paint a picture of the future, and find practical applications for the information presented in CFM's  e-newsletter, Dispatches from the Future of Museums. The inaugural issue of TrendsWatch—TrendsWatch 2012: Museums and the Pulse of the Future—highlights seven …

Museum exhibitions and cultural centres recognised at the Design for All Foundation Awards 2012

The Design for All Foundation Awards recognise projects which use Design for All as a tool to improve quality of life and, in so doing, draw international attention to organisations undertaking exemplary work in this field. This year there were almost 60 entries from 17 different countries, and the quality of the entries made the …

Theatre workshop “A ciegas” (Madrid). Open call for students. Deadline: March 29, 2012

------ ENGLISH VERSION BELOW ----- Taller de creación escénica “A ciegas”. Convocatoria pública Hablar en Arte lanza una convocatoria pública para participar en un taller de experimentación teatral y de danza, cuyos alumnos -invidentes y videntes- investigarán a través del cuerpo y la voz sobre experiencias, clichés y otros conceptos sobre la ceguera. El taller …

‘Sounds Design’ at the Design Museum

Lizzie Crouch

While you are sat reading this blog post your vision is not the only sense being stimulated. You are taking in sounds and smells of things going on around you whilst you skin touches different fabrics. As Professor Charles Spence explained in the ‘Sounds Design’ talk at the Design Museum last night, we are only aware of the results of how our senses integrate, how we experience a situation as a whole, but not how our senses interact with each other to produce that experience.

Charles Spence is a psychologist based at the Crossmodal Research Laboratory in Oxford University. His research investigates how our brains combine inputs from each of our senses. All the senses influence an experience in their own way, and sound, the focus of the evening’s talk, is no exception. We are all aware of influence that sound can have (e.g. a ticking clock in a horror…

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“In Work” Exhibition in Vienna adapted for all publics

The exhibition "In Arbeit" (In Work) at the Technology Museum in Vienna has been adapted according to the Design For All philosophy. It features a tactile exhibition model, touch-reliefs of objects and diagrams, an audible DAISY-book as a guide and a navigation system through the exhibition. High Contrast Map of the Exhibition Tactile Floor Plan …