Inclusivity in Design

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Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance.

— Verna Myers

Creating environments to include and represent people from all walks of life is never effortless—and constantly considering disabilities and conditions that may not apply to you doesn’t always come naturally.

This can be an uncomfortable topic and I don’t know if there’s one specific answer for inclusion per se, but there is always education about our own biases and assumptions.

Below are some links that I’ve started to compile so please feel free to send more my way! You know how to find me. Special thanks to Liv King and Nick Hallam who already sent me a lot of the resources below.

 
 

Room 250

A simple yet extremely powerful story written by Ueno Founder and CEO. He’s in a wheelchair and shares a recent personal experience at his own company retreat.

Read via Medium

 
 

Another Lens

A tool that poses a set of questions to help you balance your bias, consider the opposite, and embrace a growth mindset.

Read via Airbnb Design

 
 

Inclusive Design

A website by Microsoft explaining their own principles, providing resources and toolkits about including people in design and technology.

Read via Microsoft Design

 
 

Awesome Diversity

A curated list of awesome articles, websites and resources about diversity in technology. This list contains a variety of resources on diversity, more specifically diversity in tech, including posts, talks, actionable resources, conferences, social media advocates and more.

Access via Github

 
 

Ethics for Design

An interactive film exploring the role of the designer when it comes to societal harm.

Watch via Ethics for Design

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