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Become a User/Expert !

The Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD) is creating a new User/Expert Lab in our Boston headquarters and is currently seeking to recruit user/experts to be part of our participant database and on-call for design research projects. A user/expert can be anyone who has developed natural experience in dealing with the challenges of our physical, information, communication or policy environment. Specifically we are looking for candidates with a variety of physical, sensory and brain-based functional limitations including the incremental systemic changes of aging. Participants will help to review the usability and accessibility of anything from physical environments to products, services and new technologies. Many different techniques will be used as each project is different. Some projects may take just one hour while others may involve participation over a longer period of time, cash stipends will be based on the type and length of a project. There is no need to have previous experience. The Lab will have a physical space at IHCD headquarters in downtown Boston but some research could be done on location if the particular project demands it. We would work to coordinate timing with your availability. If you are interested in becoming a part of our User/Expert Database please email UserExpertLab@IHCDesign.org or fill out an application form

Coming SOON !

An I phone with sugru on each corner
sugru is the exciting new air-curing rubber that can be formed by hand. It bonds to most materials and turns into a strong, flexible silicone rubber overnight. Developed by a team of product designers and materials scientists, sugru’s patented technology is unique in its combination of hand-formability, self-adhesion and flexibility when cured. It feels like modelling clay, and it’s that easy to use too. Once cured, its durable properties mean it’s comfortable in extreme environments from the dishwasher to the ocean to Antarctica. Read the fantastic story of this product Here http://sugru.com/us/story