Category Archives: inclusive design

Calling all Design Researchers


“Calling all Design Researchers.

We are collecting stories on the journeys that design researchers make from undergraduate study through PhD study to early career design researcher.

We will publish these “personal design research journeys” in a book.

DM me if interested.”

How Can We Make Design Better for the Color-Blind?

Illustration of man in landscape with signposts.

A quiet but staggering statistic: Eight percent of all men and 0.5 percent of women experience some form of colorblindness.

What can design do to help them?

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Innovating with People – Inclusive Design

Inclusive Design on Innovation for All from Design og arkitektur Norge on Vimeo.

Visit: http://www.innovatingwithpeople.net/innovating-with-people-en/

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Blueprint for living

Blueprint for Living is a weekly rummage through the essential cultural ingredients—design, architecture, food, travel, fashion—for a good life.

My event: “Innovating with Universal Design”

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Companies want to innovate through “inclusive products and services”. The main question is “How to start” and “Where to start”.

It’s not about the market, it is about the people.

I will answer these questions in my new lecture, happening in SP, Brazil.

This very demanded lecture is available in Spanish and English.

Let me know if your University or business might be interested.

CANCELLED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS

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The Origins of Universal Design

Patricia Moore ’74 (industrial design) has long made an impact on the world through her work as an internationally renowned designer, gerontologist and author.

Her illustrious career of difference-making achievements was recognized in June by receiving a distinguished Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in the Design Mind category.

The National Design Awards — conceived by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and in its 20th year of existence — annually honors lasting success in American design. They recognize designers who exhibit excellence, innovation and enhancement of the quality of life. Moore was among the 11 category winners selected by a diverse jury group of designers and educators from around the country.

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Making Design more inclusive

The Singaporean government is committed to creating a more inclusive society, yet there’s a lack of initiatives which will make this a reality for all.

My interactions with designers and the general population point me to three barriers. One, there is a lack of awareness about the need for and importance of inclusion. Two, those who are aware of its importance do not know where to begin or how to move forward. Three, naysayers are dismissive of the idea and say that it’s impossible to cater for everyone’s needs and wants.

Here, I attempt to inch us forward from these barriers, I offer three tips to help you start taking the practice of inclusive design seriously. It isn’t as difficult as many suggest, but it takes a clear understanding of what inclusive design is to see why.

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