We live in an amazingly large and diverse world, filled with complex challenges and a multitude of unique people. It is our goal, as designers, creators, builders, to make things that consider this diversity, and don’t leave people out. It is our job to make sure that everyone who uses our products feels like they have been thought of, and that makes them feel included.
Inclusive Design, also known as Product Inclusion, is an approach, a mindset, a process to creating products, environments, and systems that bring the full range of human diversity into focus. The goal of Inclusive Design is to create products and services that are accessible, usable, and enjoyable for a wide range of users, regardless of who they are.
As people-centred creators, we know our products should be purposeful, solve problems, and serve people. What we, as an industry, have failed to recognise, is the diversity of the people we serve. Race, class, gender, ability, sexuality (and all the intersections of these) – we’ve forgotten to embed into how we think and create.
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