Meet-the-Co-designers Challenge Event

Friday, October 26th, 2018

@Diamond Building, University of Sheffield

On the evening of Friday, October 26th, 2018, we will host an informal dinner in which co-designers will introduce themselves and describe a problem that they wish to solve.  Students will form teams, and each team will begin to brainstorm ideas with its co-designer. The teams will have five weeks following this meeting to develop a deep understanding of the co-designer’s challenge in context and to mock up possible solution ideas.

Hackcessible Workshop 1:  Building an Innovation Team

Tuesday 30th October 2018 6pm – 8pm

@Bartolome House, Room: SR DB 13, University of Sheffield

Hackcessible Workshop 2: Rapid Electronic Protyping & App Building

Thursday 15th November 2018 6pm – 8pm

@Bartolome House, Room: SR DB 13, University of Sheffield

Hackcessible Workshop 3: CAD for 3D Printing

Thursday 22nd November, 6pm – Computer room 1 @ The Diamond Building

Hackcessible Workshop 4: Risk Assessment in Assistive Technology Design

Details TBC

Hackcessible Make-a-thon 2018

9am Saturday 1st December – 4:30 pm Sunday 2nd December 2018

iForge Makerspace & Structures Lab @Diamond Building, The University of Sheffield

On Saturday and Sunday, Dec 1st/2nd, 2018, students will create their prototype assistive technology solutions at the iForge makerspace at The Diamond Building on the University campus.

Hackcessible Closing Ceremony

Sunday 2nd December 2018 5pm – 7pm

@Diamond Building, University of Sheffield

On the Sunday afternoon, teams will present their solutions to a mixed audience of students, staff and others interested in new technologies that support people with disabilities.

Because this is a 2-day event, we do not expect all teams to create workable products.  However, we do expect each team to connect with its co-designer, work together with that co-designer to understand his/her situation, and develop at minimum a concept or early prototype assistive technology solution for that individual.

Hackcessible Post-Hack Workshop 1:

“Entrepreneurship 101 – Taking your Projects Forward”

Monday 25th February, 6pm -@Bartolome House, Room: SR DB 13, The University of Sheffield

Hackcessible Post-Hack Workshop 2:

“From Prototype to Minimum Viable Product”

Thursday 7th March, 6pm -@ Lecture Theater 8. The Diamond, The University of Sheffield.

Hackcessible Post-Hack Workshop 3:

“Open Sourcing & Assistive Technology Projects”

Thursday 21st March, 6pm -@ Lecture Theater 1. The Diamond, The University of Sheffield.

Hackcessible Post-Hack Workshop 4:

“Risk Management and Regulatory Overiew in Assistive Technology Design”

@The University of Sheffield – Details TBC