Designing for People: How inclusive design can be used to design better products & services
Join us at this one-day workshop where we will discuss the importance of designing for the widest range of human capabilities at a sensory, cognitive, and physical level. Historical and more contemporary examples will be used to explore a philosophy of inclusive design that can be integrated into the design process, not just for those with permanent disabilities (such as being profoundly deaf) but also when there are situational limitations on capabilities (such as choosing to watch a video without audio in an open-plan office).

Inclusive design is often confused with simply designing for people with disabilities but it is much more than this: quite simply, it’s about designing for people – regardless of who they are. It’s a philosophy that encourages us to consider how size, shape, age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, education levels, income, spoken languages, culture & customs, and even diets shape the way we interact with the world and the products and services that inhabit it. More importantly, it’s about designing products and services in light of this understanding.

The ethical case for inclusive design is easy to understand. Most of us want to live in a world where we all have an equal chance of engaging with society, participating in different activities, living independently. But it’s a philosophy that also makes great business sense, and one that is embraced by some of the world’s leading companies to develop a larger customer base, improve customer satisfaction, reduced returns & servicing, increased brand reputation, and improved staff morale.

At this event a wide range of tools and techniques for physical and digital design will be discussed to ensure that informed trade-offs can be made throughout the design process.

For more information please go to the organiser’s website

Booking will open soon.