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– A people centred strategy for innovation

This online resource gives an introduction to understanding and practicing Inclusive Design for both designers, architects and businesses within private and public sector. 

To inspire and show how both commercial enterprises and public institutions can benefit we present easy to read best practice examples making the case on how Inclusive Design leads to innovation, profit and increased market share.

In the tools and methods section you will find techniques for a people-centred approach to engage users in any design and architectural development process. This online resource will give you take outs you can apply into your own projects based upon the book Innovating with people - Inclusive Design and architecture (2019). 

In the book you will find a more extensive content on the history of Inclusive Design, outline of benefits, and more compiled insights and knowledge from practitioners with extensive experience from various sectors.

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We are always looking for feedback and best practice projects to showcase as this resource site aims to gather and share knowledge from a variety of business fields. If you have an inclusive design project you want to showcase, let us know. Or submit your case directly.

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Hamaren Activity Park

Bridge walkway in Hamaren Activity Park

Hamaren Activity Park is a centrally located and easily accessible park in the regional county of Telemark in Norway. It surrounds a kindergarden, schools and a care home for older people. The park promotes physical activity within nature to improve health and well-being. It has become a social gathering point for the entire population.

Vision of The Fjords

Båten Vision of the Fjords i solnedgang.

The sightseeing boat ‘Vision of the Fjords’ combines Inclusive Design and sustainability to set new standards for water transport. It was designed to sail into the UNESCO-protected Nærøyfjorden in Norway, a site of outstanding natural beauty.

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Do you have an inclusive design project you want to share? We are inspired by others who have a passion and understanding for designing for inclusion. If you have a project showing the value and effect of insights from user diversity leading to new and user friendly products, services, buildings, environments and even societies which are better for all, let us know! Just fill out the form and tell us more, including methods on how you involved lead users in the project. We want to promote inspiring and inclusive design projects with people at the heart of the process, and perhaps your project will be the next one.  

Checklist

girl looking at a checklist

Can I apply ‘Inclusive Design’ to my project? 
Inclusive Design principles can always be applied when developing any product, environment or service. Below is a checklist to help you to decide why Inclusive Design should be applied.