It is normal to be different: Applying inclusive design in industry
Interacting with Computers
Oxford University press
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Hosking, I., Waller, S., & Clarkson, J. (2010). It is normal to be different: Applying inclusive design in industry. Interacting with Computers, 22 (6), 496-501. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intcom.2010.08.004
This paper describes the case for inclusive design developed by the Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge. This is based on 10 years experience researching inclusive design and promoting it in industry. The approach is a pragmatic one, bridging from where many companies currently are to a more inclusive approach. This paper uses the starting point that ‘it is normal to be different’ with regards to a person’s capabilities, in order to reframe the argument from a disability focus to one that examines population diversity as a whole. A practical commercial response to this diversity is described by representing capability variation using traditional market segments and personas. Finally different design responses are discussed that address the range of capabilities in the population.
Inclusive Design, business case, diversity, disability
This work was supported by the EPSRC funded i∼design research programme (Reference: EP/D079322/1) and KT-EQUAL knowledge transfer activity (Reference: EP/G030898/2).
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intcom.2010.08.004
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/264241