Inclusive Design is a methodology that enables and draws on the full range of human diversity i.e., including and learning from people with a range of perspectives. Assistive technologies and multi-sensory interaction technologies are primarily aimed at including broader range of users and these kinds of solutions are needed for creating more accessible environment and experiences.
The objective of this activity-based workshop is to learn about the background, principles and purpose of inclusive design, accessibility, and universal design. Participants will learn the process of inclusive design, how to think in an 'inclusive' way and apply that knowledge to a small hands-on group project. By the end of this workshop, the participants will be able to critique the accessibility of existing design solutions and be able to improve their accessibility and expand the size of targeted user groups. They will also become sensitized towards the inclusion of a variety of user perspectives in their design thinking process in further work.Duration – 3 hours