I’m very excited to be speaking at Web Directions South next month on a topic I feel is so very interesting and important; Inclusive Design.
While I’m always interested in how we can make the web and other digital experiences a more inclusive environment, more recently I’ve become intrigued by how we might apply these skills and information in a broader context. The consideration and application of inclusive research and design in the areas of Social Innovation, Service Design and the overlap of virtual and real spaces is incredibly intriguing and engaging. So I really hope with this talk to reignite or extend the passion and interest many of us already have in this area.
I hope to see some of you there
The Age of Awareness
Inclusive design. It might sound like a rebranding exercise from the Web Accessibility Marketing Team, but it isn’t. For years inclusive design and research practices have been applied to a wide variety of disciplines from industrial design to the arts, the built environment and more.
What can we learn from this? And how can we apply it to the digital environment in which we work?
Social innovation, service design and even augmented reality are now presenting real and interesting opportunities for us as traditional web practitioners. Combined with inclusive design practices, this opens up a fantastic world of change for both us and the people for whom we design.
So starting with the web, we’ll reinvigorate our passion for diversity and inclusion. Let’s declare this The Age of Awareness!
Web Directions South
October 12–16 2010