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Inclusive Design: Build Inclusion Into Your Design Process

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Frank Spillers, CEO at Experience Dynamics

Design is full of decisions about your users, which means you need to understand the unique needs of your users for your design choices to be meaningful. However, due to unintended biases, you might leave out important user groups in your design process.

Leaving users out of your design and development process is risky for your product or service strategy. Excluding users can lead to lost opportunities, missed needs, negative PR, and unhappy users.

Exclusion is the act of leaving users out. Inclusive Design puts the focus on bringing users back into the design process. Ultimately, the goal of Inclusive Design is to meet user needs—especially those impacted by historical or societal bias.

In UX design, inclusion (and its absence) can have a massive impact. The choices made while designing a product can make or break the experience for various underrepresented user groups such as people with disabilities, elderly users and people from economically disadvantaged backgrounds who might struggle with adopting and using technology.

And then there’s the cultural element—inclusive design helps ensure that products are relevant, useful and culturally open to people of color, people of various gender identities and orientations.

Likewise, Inclusive Design is critical for ethically aligned design efforts involving emerging tech (AI, VR/AR, IoT etc). To be clear, the past decade has shown if you don't practice inclusion, you will end up with unhappy users and a poor public image.

In this 1-hour Master Class webinar, Frank Spillers will show you:

  • The business case for Inclusive Design
  • Examples of Inclusive Design patterns
  • How to apply them towards product and service development
  • How to introduce process tweaks that lead to Inclusive Design
  • How inclusion can be practiced end-to-end from business problem definition to design to testing and even marketing
  • How UX plays a key role in Inclusive Design and Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) efforts

The webinar also includes a live Q&A with Frank, where you can directly ask him your questions about how to practice inclusive design even better.

When inclusion is applied to hiring practices, it helps shape a better organizational culture with more representation. Likewise, inclusive design can bring more diverse user groups into the design process, helping shape better products, as well as a better mindset among the design community.

Even if you cannot attend the webinar live, register to get access to a recording that you can watch anytime afterwards!

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How To Design Accessible Experiences

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Regine Gilbert, UX Designer, Professor and Author

Accessible design experiences aren’t just good to have—they’re a moral imperative. Based on estimates from a World Health Organization report on disabilities, without accessible design, you would exclude about 15% of the world’s total population; that’s equal to over 1 billion people!

In many countries today, the push for accessible design is growing, with some regions imposing penalties on products that do not prioritize accessibility. But around the world and across industries, accessible design is still not practiced widely enough—or even understood widely enough.

To truly create accessible experiences, you need a design strategy which ensures that accessibility has a prominent place in every stage of your design process. To help you get started, in this Master Class webinar, Regine Gilbert will show you:

  • How to prepare a strategy for inclusion and accessibility
  • How to create an accessible style guide
  • How to conduct co-design and participatory design
  • How designing with people with disabilities benefits your products
  • How to communicate accessibility features through prototypes and wireframes
  • How to establish an understanding of accessibility for design systems

Besides being the right thing to do for humankind at large, accessible design brings benefits for all users. Features primarily designed to help users with disabilities can also help non-disabled users in many different contexts of use; for example, video captions that help users with hearing difficulties can also help those who need to watch the video without audio.

When you design for users of varied abilities, you can maximize the impact of great design and create a more equal future. You’ll also grow your skill-set and learn to meet the demands of changing legislation and expectations for the design world. So register for this Master Class webinar and acquire these all-important skills—even if you cannot attend it live, register to get a recording that you can watch anytime afterwards!

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UX Bootcamps

Give your UX career a kickstart through our online, mentor-led bootcamps. Get personally coached and linked up with a recruiter.

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UX Portfolio and Career

Ideal for people with a prior working knowledge of UX design. The bootcamp is designed around your career goals and contains only practical components, no theory. Through it, you will convert your existing knowledge of UX into a portfolio that proves and presents your job-ready skills. It includes personal mentorship, fully customizable project briefs and interactions with recruiters from top design staffing agency, Creative Circle.

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UX Fundamentals

Ideal for complete beginners who wish to change their career to UX. This bootcamp will give you a rock-solid foundation in UX theory and practice.

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Design Thinking

Ideal for people from any background, at any level of experience. You don’t need prior design knowledge or skills. The bootcamp is suitable for beginners; if you have prior experience in design thinking methods, you can opt for more advanced projects and outcomes.

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User Research

The bootcamp is ideal for people from any background or level of experience. Prior design knowledge or skills are not required because you will learn user research by actually doing user research. The bootcamp is suitable for beginners; if you have prior experience in UX or user research, you can opt for more advanced projects and outcomes.

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