Meet-the-Co-designers Challenge Event
Saturday, October 26th, 2019
The Diamond Building, The University Of Sheffield

On the morning of Saturday, October 26th, 2019, we will host the start of Hackcessible Challenge 2019. We will receive a workshop on end-to-end product design from Dyson Engineer and fellow Sheffield Alumnus, Kieran Riley.

Next, the co-designers/challengers 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 2:  Building an Innovation Team
By: Dr Kamal Birdi – Management School, The University of Sheffield
Wednesday 30th October 2019 6pm – 8pm
The University Of Sheffield

Hackcessible Workshop 3: Human Centred Design for AT
By: Dr Gemma Wheeler – Sheffield Hallam University
Tuesday 5th November 2019, 6pm – 8pm

Workroom 1, The Diamond Building University of Sheffield

Hackcessible Workshop 4: Open Sourcing
By: Aejaz Zahid – Co-founder of Hackcessible
Thursday 14th November 2019, 6pm – 8pm
Workroom 1, The Diamond Building University of Sheffield

Hackcessible Workshop 5: Electronics and Software 
By: Andy Bracegirdle, Darren Lewis & Andreas Lydakis – Dyson Technology Ltd
Tuesday 19th November 2019, 6pm – 8pm
LT08, The Arts Tower, Building University of Sheffield

Hackcessible Workshop 6: CAD for 3D Printing
Tuesday 26th November 2019, 6pm – 8pm
Computer room 1, The Diamond Building

Hackcessible Make-a-thon Weekend 2019
9am Saturday 30th November – 4:30 pm Sunday 1st December 2019
iForge Makerspace & Structures Lab
The Diamond Building, The University of Sheffield

On Saturday and Sunday, students will create their prototype assistive technology solutions at the iForge makerspace at The Diamond Building on the University campus.

Hackcessible Winners Ceremony
Tuesday 3rd December 2019 – International Disabilities Day

On the Tuesday 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”

Hackcessible Post-Hack Workshop 2:
“From Prototype to Minimum Viable Product”

Hackcessible Post-Hack Workshop 3:
“Open Sourcing & Assistive Technology Projects”

Hackcessible Post-Hack Workshop 4:
“Risk Management and Regulatory Overview in Assistive Technology Design”

Hackcessible Post-Hackathon Workshop 5:

“How to talk about Hackcessible in CVs/Portfolios”