Institute for Human Centered Design
Valerie Fletcher is Executive Director of the Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD), an international educational and design non-profit organization which celebrated 40 years in 2018. IHCD is dedicated to inclusive design as a framework for designing solutions that are responsive to diversity of ability, age, and all facets of personal identity and culture. The goal is to enhance experience for everyone. Fletcher writes, lectures and works internationally. She generates opportunities for IHCD and has broad oversight of all educational programs as well as consulting and design services. Her research focus is integrating data from contextual inquiry research findings into physical and technological design solutions in education, culture, workplace, healthcare, multifamily housing and the public realm.
She is Councilor for the International Association for Universal Design (IAUD) in Japan. Fletcher has a master’s degree in ethics and public policy from Harvard University. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Boston Architectural College.
Monday, May 20
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM