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The Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice seeks a visiting professor for Inclusive Design Course

13 July 2020

ELIA member Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice (AFA) seeks a visiting professor to deliver a one-semester online course in Inclusive Design in the academic year 2020/2021 (winter semester).

About AFA Katowice

The Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice has been an independent state institution of higher education since 2001. Founded as a branch of a Wrocław institution, and later for nearly 50 years functioned as part of Poland’s oldest art university – the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków. During the school’s growth, the intimate atmosphere has been successfully preserved, while a student-focused style of education has been developed and art and design have been defined as major areas of research. The Academy combines art and design, theory and practice, thinking and acting, research and education. Currently the AFA has 600 students and 100 teachers.

About the role and the course

The course should be:
  • delivered online
  • in English
  • combining workshops and lectures (up to 8 hours’ lectures out of 60 hours total). 
The course will be part of the Master’s degree programme in Inclusive Design: Health & Social Well-Being.

The objective of the course is to teach inclusive design methods used in areas related to improving the quality of life and care for the health of recipients by taking them into account in the design process in various areas of design such as services or applications, medical equipment, co-creating places or events, reinforcing the bonds of local communities etc.
Learning content includes:

Issues related to the specificity of inclusive design area
  • Definition of inclusive design
  • Ethos of inclusive design
  • Product performance indicators – wider set of aspects concerned with People, Profit and Planet
  • Understanding user diversity
  • Empathy in design
  • Understanding user capabilities
  • Product strategy
Inclusive design methods
  • methods of involving users in the design process, including needs research (co-creation and participation methods)
  • methods of recording and analyzing the results of tests and analyses
The course content and learning outcomes will be agreed with AFA to ensure they comply with the Academy’s curriculum. On completing the one-semester course the students should obtain grades and ECTS credits.

The visiting professor will have access to the G-Suite online tools, including Google Classroom and Google Meet, and will be supported by a member of the AFA academic staff.
19-23 October 2020, 9:00 – 14:00 including breaks (30 hours)
7-11 December 2020, 9:00 – 14:00 including breaks (30 hours)

The successful candidate will be a designer/academic/lecturer specialised in inclusive design.
Remuneration: PLN21,000 (PLN350/hour, ca EUR90 /hour).

Application deadline is 20 July.

Find out more on how to apply here.

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