Inclusive Design Training
Inclusive Design is a powerful approach that celebrates access to all. This is achieved by deliberately adjusting and adapting to the needs of underrepresented communities and users. Inclusive Design fosters an environment where individuals can interact, participate, and engage with products, services, and experiences without barriers. However, true inclusion is not achieved by treating it as an optional add-on or a separate DEIB initiative. Instead, it should be an intrinsic aspect of your design and development process.
This comprehensive training empowers you to understand the principles and practices of Inclusive Design and implement them as a default in your projects. This workshop helps you make inclusion a default in your product development process. Learn to put a bias-informed approach at the heart of your work from conception to delivery, from ideation to post-launch evaluation.
What is Inclusive Design? We start by building a strong foundation of understanding the core principles of Inclusive Design. You’ll explore the key concepts, principles, and their impact on your target audience. This includes those with diverse abilities, cultural backgrounds, and experiences.
Identifying underrepresented communities: Learn how to identify underrepresented communities and users, gaining insights into their unique challenges, needs, and expectations. Uncover the importance of conducting user research beyond conventional demographics and embracing an intersectional approach to recruiting and designing for your users.
Integrating inclusivity from the start: Discover the significance of integrating inclusivity into the earliest stages of the design and development process. Learn how to de-bug bias and create more equitable and ethical experiences.
- Inclusive prototyping and User Testing: Learn how to develop inclusive prototypes and conduct user testing with diverse participants. You’ll understand the importance of soliciting feedback from users with different abilities and backgrounds to refine and optimize your designs.
- Cultivating an Inclusive Design culture: Understand the role of organizational culture in fostering inclusivity. Learn how to advocate for Inclusive Design across teams, departments, and leadership levels, making it an integral part of your organization’s ethos.
Ethics and inclusivity: Explore the ethical implications of design choices and the responsibility of designers in creating inclusive products and services. You’ll gain insights into the potential consequences of exclusive design and how to avoid common pitfalls.