Rethinking design processes for inclusion

Waller Salon D

Ensuring the end product is inclusive can be a challenge, but so can also be the process that was used to design it. How do we make sure that design is just and that people and communities are not inadvertently harmed, on the basis of aspects such as age, background, gender, and race, in the design process by the choices we make as designers? How do we do this especially for new innovative technologies, which we might not know much about? In this session, the speaker will review the common pitfalls of typical design research and development. Then, the speaker will walk through a framework for better design work that is more inclusive and minimizes potential social harm.

Entry Level Innovation and Emerging Technologies