Exploring the power of inclusive design: HLabs meets Daisy Handley

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HLabs meets Daisy Handley to receive an expert's view on accessibility and designing for inclusivity
15th January 2024
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A sneak peak at Daisy Handley's presentation for HLabs about accessible design

"As a devoted designer and researcher, my passion lies in harnessing the transformative power of design to shape a more inclusive and creative world. Drawing from a background in branding and digital design, my joy is derived from helping clients in crafting beautiful and truly accessible products and services." Daisy Handley

What is inclusive design?

Inclusive design refers to the practice of creating products, environments, and systems that are accessible and usable by as many people as possible, regardless of age, ability, or other characteristics. The goal of inclusive design is to ensure that everyone, including people with disabilities, can fully participate in and benefit from the designed solutions.

Key principles of inclusive design include:

  1. Diversity and Inclusion: Recognizing and embracing the diversity of users, including those with varying abilities, backgrounds, and preferences.
  2. Equitable Use: Designing products and services that are accessible and usable by people with diverse abilities, ensuring equal access and opportunity.
  3. Flexibility: Providing options and adaptability to accommodate a wide range of user needs and preferences.
  4. Simple and Intuitive Use: Striving for simplicity and intuitiveness in design to make products easily understandable and usable without unnecessary complexity.
  5. Perceptible Information: Ensuring that information is presented in multiple ways, making it accessible to individuals with different sensory abilities.
  6. Tolerance for Error: Designing with tolerance for mistakes, allowing users to recover easily from errors without negative consequences.
  7. Low Physical Effort: Minimizing physical effort required to interact with products, especially for those with limited mobility or physical disabilities.

Inclusive design goes beyond compliance with accessibility standards; it aims to create a more inclusive and accessible world for everyone. It is applied in various fields, including technology, architecture, product design, and service delivery.

Want to know more? Get in touch with Daisy here.

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