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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 by applying an inclusive design approach we present easy to read best practice examples. Inclusive design through the lense of diversity is a valid method for new insights, more user-friendly solutions and innovation. 

"In simple terms, design thinking is about recognizing the designer's methods for connecting the user's needs with what is technologically possible and which provides a real market value. 

Inclusive design thinking is about recognizing the value of an empathic design approach connecting the perspectives and needs of human diversity into more user friendly solutions for all, providing value to both people, companies, brands and societies.Design and Architecture Norway (DOGA)  

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.  

The book Innovating with people - Inclusive Design and architecture (2019) will give you a more extensive content on the history of Inclusive Design, outline of benefits, and compiled insights and knowledge from practitioners with extensive experience from various sectors.




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