Design for Inclusion

Winter 2017
Saturday, Feb 25, 9am – 5pm
Saturday, Mar 4, 9am – 5pm

We thrive in environments designed especially for us. These are the environments that allow us to move freely, think quickly, navigate fluidly. We occupy the space without having to face design as a hurdle. But what’s it like to experience a space when the very features that work for most people become obstacles? What happens when users are subject to exclusion? What happens when are viewpoints are challenged? When our identities exist in contrast the to cultural, political, or built environment?  

In Design for Inclusion, you’ll experience everyday movements from a new perspective, and learn to identify features that exclude certain types of users. Moreover, you’ll learn tools to flip exclusive spaces into opportunities by designing spatial and cultural interventions. Through sketching and prototyping, you’ll create simple ways of shifting the space or practice to promote greater inclusion.

Accepting 15-20 Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Fellows and Post-docs. Application Closed

Teaching Team
Emma Scripps, Program Lead @ IDEO, Chioma Ume, Design Research + Amplify Challenge Lead @ IDEO,
Ariel Raz, Learning Experience Designer @ K12 Lab Stanford d.School
Chioma Ume, Design Research and Amplify Program Lead, IDEO
Durrell Coleman, Founder & CEO DC Design