Roger Coleman (professor)

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Roger Coleman (born 1943)[1] is Professor Emeritus at the Royal College of Art[2] and a pioneer of inclusive design.[3][4]

In 1999, Professor Coleman founded DesignAge and was the programme’s director until its merger in 1999 with the Helen Hamlyn Research Centre, which he co-founded and co-directed until 2006.[2]

Professor Coleman was a recipient of the Ron Mace Designing for the 21st Century Award in 2000,[5][6] the Sir Misha Black Award for Innovation in Design Education in 2001,[5][7] and an honorary doctorate from KU Leuven in 2012.[8]


  1. ^ "Prof Roger Coleman Authorized Biography". Debrett’s. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Roger Coleman". Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Design for Inclusivity: A Practical Guide to Accessible, Innovative and User-Centred Design. Hampshire, England: Ashgate Publishing Company. 2007. p. 27. ISBN 978-0-566-08707-3. 
  4. ^ "International Conference for Universal Design in Japan 2002". Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Prof Roger Coleman". The Royal Institution. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Previous Competitions & Awards Programs". Institute for Human Centred Design. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "The Award". The Sir Misha Black Awards. Retrieved 23 October 2012. 
  8. ^ "Laudation for Professor John Clarkson & Professor Roger Coleman". KU Leuven. Retrieved 23 October 2012.