Design Innovation: Inclusive Approaches

Jenny Darzentas


We hear a lot about innovation these days.. 

This course explores some of the issues surrounding innovation and design.

It emphasises the value to innovation of being inclusive  in designing products and services that take into account the wide range of users abilities, characteristics, needs and preferences. 

It also explains how commitment to being inclusive is even more effective when it  permeate the whole organisation

 The purpose of this course is to show how design innovation can be encouraged by thinking about accessibility. Examples will be drawn from innovative areas like robots or older people, as well as everyday encounters with ubiquitous self service kiosks. The course will also cover some foundational tenets of inclusive approaches, such as the social model of disability, legislation and standards,ergonomic and business aspects.

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