As we as designers work towards a more inclusive society, where anyone — regardless of their nationality, gender, physical limitations — can use products and services, challenges will inevitably arise. What are those challenges and how can we combat them in order to design more inclusively?
Design proposals are important. I chose my designers based on the proposals they sent me. They had the 5 key elements mentioned below and clearly stated why I should work with them. They didn’t just copy and paste from another document and click send. I could tell they took the time to personalize it for me.
Here at Covailnt, we believe that a community is much more than just “a group of people living in the same place”. We like to focus on the definition that a community “is about or having a particular characteristic in common”. Regardless of your beliefs and interests, a community is a safe place where you can feel at home.
Several weeks ago, a few of my closest friends graduated with a Master’s in Design and Internet Web Project Direction from ELISAVA. They are all great designers and have taught me so much. However, did these marvelous people become illustrators, graphic designers, user experience researchers overnight? No. It took them time, dedication and I imagine, plenty of long sleepless nights.