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Petition for packaging

Petition for packaging

Join us in petitioning government to introduce mandatory standards for consumer packaging to enhance accessibility, sustainability & choice.

Design.Different

Design.Different

Featuring the work of The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design (HHCD) over 2021/22, a period of opening up, new possibilities and intense activity.

WATCH: The Wisdom Hour

WATCH: The Wisdom Hour

Fashion designers Betty Jackson and Ellen Fowles, sat down for "The Wisdom Hour" to discuss wisdom, designing and ageing in a changing world.

On Tour: V&A Dundee

On Tour: V&A Dundee

Our recent exhibit 'The Future of Ageing', co-curated with the Design Museum, is touring to the V&A Dundee between 12 October 2022 - 22 January 2023.

Designing the Everyday

Designing the Everyday

Read our latest report, ‘Designing the everyday for a less frustrating later life’, revealing the most frustrating household objects as we age.

Questionnaire: Falls

Questionnaire:  Falls

Share your experiences as part of a project exploring the incidence of falls as we grow older, and contribute to improving stability and safety.

Masterclass: Design for Ageing

Masterclass: Design for Ageing

Learn how to apply design and innovation approaches to create better customer products, services and experiences for an ageing population.

Ageing in a Changing World

Ageing in a Changing World

Fashion designers Betty Jackson and Ellen Fowles sit down to discuss wisdom, designing and ageing in a changing world.

WATCH: Inclusive Technology

WATCH:  Inclusive Technology

Watch our talk and panel discussion at the Design Museum, exploring how technology is shaping how we design for an ageing population.

Include Conference 2022

Include Conference 2022

Hosted by The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the Royal College of Art. Include is a global conference that focuses on inclusive design.

Exhibit: The Future of Ageing

Exhibit: The Future of Ageing

A free exhibit exploring how design is helping to reimagine the way society can support a population that is living longer to age with greater agency and joy.

Growing Together: Open Day

Growing Together:  Open Day

Drop into the Design Museum on Saturday 23 July for the Growing Together Garden Summer Open Day with design studio public works.

Reimagining the walker

Reimagining the walker

Announcing Michael Strantz (MA Design Products, 2022) as the winner of the Hamlyn Walker Challenge to rethink the walker as reliable, desirable and joyful.

Explore your future wisdom

Explore your future wisdom

Join us at the Design Museum on 21 July for an interactive workshop exploring if we really get wiser as we get older.

The Future of Ageing

The Future of Ageing

The Design Museum and Design Age Institute present a new display exploring how design can help reimagine the future of ageing.

Great Exhibition Road Festival

Great Exhibition Road Festival

As part of the Great Exhibition Road Festival 18-19 June, join a panel to discuss designing for an ageing society.

Gardening workshops

Gardening workshops

This summer join designers and gardeners for five free workshops in the Dame Sylvia Crowe Garden, at the Design Museum.

Watch: Let’s Talk About Sex

Watch:  Let’s Talk About Sex

Watch our event on designing for your future sex life - sex, intimacy and pleasure as we age.

Watch: Patricia Moore x DAI

Watch: Patricia Moore x DAI

A special session of the Wisdom Hour exploring design, ageing and wisdom with Patricia Moore, one of the giants of design for healthy ageing.