Inclusive design. It might sound like a rebranding exercise from the Web Acces si bility Marketing Team, but it isn’t. For years inclusive design and research prac tices have been applied to a wide variety of disci plines from indus trial design to the arts, the built envi ronment and more.
What can we learn from this? And how can we apply it to the digital envi ronment in which we work?
Social inno vation, service design and even augmented reality are now presenting real and inter esting oppor tu nities for us as tradi tional web prac ti tioners. Combined with inclusive design prac tices, 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 rein vig orate our passion for diversity and inclusion. Let’s declare this The Age of Awareness!
Lisa is the Prin cipal User Expe rience consultant at Scenario Seven with over ten years of hands-on expe rience on the web. She has a back ground in standards based design and devel opment with the last 7 years focusing on design research, usability, acces si bility and user expe rience strategy.
Lisa believes in an inclusive, holistic approach to user expe rience design that permeates every layer of a site and every role on a team. Her clients range from small, non-profit organ i sa tions through to large multi na tionals such as Macquarie Bank, Microsoft, Sydney Opera House, Qantas and the Brooklyn Museum NYC.
Lisa is an expe ri enced lecturer and conference presenter having spoken at confer ences both locally and abroad in the UK, NZ and the US. She’s a sporadic blogger and a crazy lover of whippets, with two little ones of her own…
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