The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design in London is the Royal College of Art's largest and longest-running centre for design research. It is an international leader in people-centred and inclusive design – the process of designing products, services and systems for ease of use by the maximum number of people - design thinking and creative leadership. The Centre regularly works with government, business, academia and the third sector.
Founded in 1991 and endowed by the Helen Hamlyn Trust, the purpose of the Centre is to conduct design research and projects with industry that will contribute to improving people’s lives. The Centre takes an interdisciplinary approach, which is based around the activities of three research labs – Age & Ability, Healthcare, Inclusive Design for Social and Business Impact. Each lab has developed its own empathic and innovative research methods, working in partnership with a wide range of business, industry, government, academic and third-sector partners.
The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design