Include 2005 Conference

During the past few days i had the pleasure to attend the Include 2005 Conference at the Royal College of Art by working as a presentation assistant.

It was all about inclusive (universival) design, an approach to design in general and a hot future issue i think every designer should be familiar with. The purpose of inclusive design is to ensure that mainstream products, services, and environments are accessible to the largest number of people, irrespective of age or ability. It seeks to include those people in society who have been excluded by design, such as disabled people, the elderly, or children.
A great thing about this new mindset is that it at the same time attaches high importance to the aesthetics of a design.

The Include Programme
The Helen Hamlyn Research Centre
Definition of inclusive design