Fri 21 Sep 2018

Learn and play: Inclusive design against social isolation

Fri 21 Sep 2018
£12.00 /£10.00 concession
Screening Room
South Wing

In a world dominated by virtual technology, how can inclusive design bring people together and facilitate face-to-face and physical interaction? 

What role does it play in maintaining the empathy and warmth of real life moments with friends and loved ones?

Norwegian Designer Onny Eikhaug and founder of No Isolation Karen Dolva will discuss this topic with Kahoot! founder Jamie Brooker and they will introduce AV1, the little telepresence robot that helps ill children overcome social isolation.


Onny Eikhaug [Norway] is a Programme Leader at DOGA, responsible for pioneering and developing activities in the field of people-centric inclusive design. She also spearheads the centre's government-funded Innovation for All programme, promoting inclusive design as an effective strategy for innovation to businesses and the public sector. She holds an MBA from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. Onny was honoured with the Inclusive Design Champion Award at the Include conference 2015 at the Royal College of Art in London and is also the President of EIDD Design for All Europe.

Jamie Brooker [Norway], is Co-Founder of Kahoot!, one of the world’s fastest growing learning brands with over 70 million unique monthly active users in 200+ countries. Under Jamie's creative and product leadership Kahoot! grew from a research project to a company that captured over half of US K-12 classrooms, as well as millions of business and social users. He left day-to-day operations in the spring 2017 to focus on building new purpose-driven ventures with We Are Human, whom he is a Founding Partner.