Inclusive Design: Age UK Twitter Discussion

As explained by the Design Council: “Inclusive Design is neither a new genre of design, nor a separate specialism. It […]

As explained by the Design Council:

“Inclusive Design is neither a new genre of design, nor a separate specialism. It is a general approach to designing in which designers ensure that their products and services address the needs of the widest possible audience, irrespective of age or ability.”

Monday morning I was pleased to see a discussion taking place on Twitter about inclusive design, which had been organised by Age UK (hashtag #ageUKdebate). Interested in all things relating to good design, inclusion and accessibility, I quickly got involved and thought that the Enabled by Design community might be interested too. To make it a little bit easier to follow the discussion, I’ve done my best to group together tweets under the following themes: general discussion, market and attitudes, built environment, technology, packaging, examples, peer to peer reviews, entrepreneurs, innovators and designers, language and resources. Hope this helps!

We’d love to hear your thoughts about the discussion and inclusive design in general! What do you think? Have you got any good examples or resources to share? If so, we’d really appreciate it if you could add your comments in the box at the bottom of the page. Thank you!

Team EbD x