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This section presents international inspirational case studies that showcase Inclusive Design in action. Different examples are presented across the architecture and design disciplines.

Hamaren Activity Park

Hamaren walkway

The park promotes physical activity within nature to improve health and well-being. It has become a social gathering point for the entire population.

St. Olavs Hospital

St. Olav overview

This patient centred hospital used Inclusive Design principles to set new standards.

Central Bank of Ireland

Central bank reception

An award-winning building that set a new standard for public institutions nationally and internationally.

Vision of The Fjords

Vision in sunset

The sightseeing boat ‘Vision of the Fjords’ combines Inclusive Design and sustainability to set new standards for water transport.

Fukuoka City Subway

Subway map

The subway in Fukuoka City in Japan demonstrates an exemplary approach to Inclusive Design. 

FINN.no

Finn.no shown on a mobile device

FINN.no has become Norway’s largest online marketplace and this carries a level of responsibility towards the community.

Scandic Hotels

cane holder

Scandic Hotels Group is the largest Nordic hotel operator with a network of about 280 hotels in six countries. Their Hotels for All concept implements improvements in their rooms, restaurants and services that will increase accessibility for all guests.

Bergen University College

Stairs at Bergen University College

Bergen University College - Kronstad  (now part of Western Norway University of Applied Sciences HVL) is a pioneer in acknowledging the need for inclusive design and has become a popular place that inspires learning for everyone.

OXO Good Grips

Cup

OXO is a successful consumer products company whose entire range is based on the principles of Inclusive Design.

Skatteetaten.no tax service

Website layout shown on a computer

Skatteetaten.no manages to communicate a complex and bureaucratic set of regulations for the whole population of Norway.

Schandorff Square

Overview of the square

Schandorffs Square is a small modern park converted from a former parking lot in the centre of Oslo.

Yr.no

Sketch of meteogram

Everyone talks about the weather and yr.no tells us what to expect.

Kolonial.no

Kolonial delivery

With an adapted voice feature, this online supermarket signifies a small revolution for blind and partially sighted people.

Tripp Trapp®

chair used by an older man and a very young child

Norwegian furniture manufacturer Stokke is a worldwide distributor of children's premium equipment and furniture.

Margarinfabrikken Kindergarden

Overview of the building and playground

The project was unique in Norway when it came to the size and use of a building which was also on the list of protected buildings.

FeltRoll

The Feltroll

The FeltRoll concept offers an innovative solution to an acute and growing problem for the hearing impaired part of the population.

Bergen Lightrail

Bybanen at a station

The Bergen Light Rail is the first public transport system in Norway that utilises inclusive design at all levels.

Damixa Clover Easy

Damixa closeup

Damixa is known worldwide for mixer taps that combines Scandinavian design with great functionality. Damixa calls it: “When design makes sense”. Damixa asked the Danish design firm DESIGN CONCERN to design the new Damixa Clover Easy handle by looking into user with special needs.

i-Sit resting chair

I-Sit resting chair

i–SIT is an empirical and interdisciplinary project looking at how to design functional and more competitive resting chairs based on the involvement of end–users. The i-SIT chair was put into production in 2010 by Magnus Olesen.

NorDan windows

Mother and child at the window

When Norway launched inclusive design requirements for windows, window manufacturer NorDan saw this as an opportunity to innovate using Inclusive Design.

TH!NK

Think connected

The Norwegian electric car company Think used Inclusive Design to explore how information interfaces could change in the vehicle of tomorrow.

Jordan – toothbrush packaging

Child trying to open toothbrush packaging with scissors

Jordan is an international leading brand within oral care, painting and cleaning tools. Product design and packaging are the two most important tools to attract customers in the shops.