Author: Julia Cassim
Julia Cassim M.Phil. FRCA Much of Julia Cassim's career has been spent in Japan where she went as a postgraduate sculpture scholarship student. She worked as arts columnist of The Japan Times, founded a non-profit organisation for visually impaired people working with them to increase cognitive and physical access to museum collections of art and artefacts and curated and designed award-winning exhibitions for audiences with visual impairments and learning disabilities documented in her book on the subject. Returning to the UK in l998, she joined the Helen Hamlyn Research Centre at the Royal College of Art in 2000 where she is Senior Research Fellow. Since 2000, her research focus has been the involvement of disabled people in the design process as a spur to innovation and inclusive thinking and the development of knowledge transfer methodologies about inclusive design to the design and business communities. She organises the annual DBA Inclusive Design Challenge and Workshops of shorter duration (http://www.hhc.rca.ac.uk/kt/challenge/index.html). In these severely disabled people are partnered with professional design teams in live design projects to develop innovative products and services for the mainstream market. The purpose is the development and dissemination of benchmark examples of inclusive design and appropriate methodologies to enable designers to understand the principles, practice and creative and commercial rationale for inclusive design and readily use that knowledge in their work.
Dong, Hua, Keates, Simeon, Clarkson, P. John, Cassim, Julia (2002): Implementing Inclusive Design: The Discrepancy between Theory and Practice. In: Carbonell, Noelle, Stephanidis, Constantine (eds.) Proceedings of the 7th ERCIM Workshop on User Interfaces for All October 23-25, 2002, Paris, France. pp. 106-117.
Dong, Hua, Cassim, Julia, Coleman, Roger (2006): Addressing the Challenges of Inclusive Design: A Case Study Approach. In: Proceedings of the 9th ERCIM Workshop on User Interfaces for All , 2006, . pp. 273-286. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-71025-7_18
Cassim, Julia (2007): \"It\'s Not What You Do, It\'s the Way That You Do It\": The Challenge Workshop - A Design. In: Stephanidis, Constantine (eds.) UAHCI 2007 - 4th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction - Part 1 July 22-27, 2007, Beijing, China. pp. 36-45. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-73279-2_5