Inclusivity should be the key to good design, but many companies aren't applying it correctly. Before I can tell you how to use inclusivity to create good design, let's first define inclusivity. Inclusivity is defined as allowing people of all abilities to use something. While that's true, that definition doesn't go far enough in explaining what you need to know about designing with inclusivity in mind.

One way to be inclusive in your designs is to make sure they are human centered. This means taking into account the needs of as many people as possible when designing products, services, and experiences.

Why is it important?

Good design is human-centered. That means it takes into account the needs of real people. When you design with inclusivity in mind, you create something that can be used and enjoyed by as many people as possible. Inclusivity makes your design better for everyone. As a UX and HCD designer, it is critical to stay focused on the goal at hand - solving a specific problem - while also taking care to be attentive to a variety of audiences.

people of all diversity and accessibility holding hands

A well-designed product is one that's accessible and usable by as many people as possible. That's why inclusivity is so important in the design process. Good designers research their target audience and concepts thoroughly to make sure they're meeting the needs of as many people as possible. By keeping inclusivity in mind, you can create a design that everyone can enjoy. Inclusive design means designing with as much diversity in mind as possible. Research your concept thoroughly before finalizing it so you can ensure it will work for all of your users.

Roughly three-quarters of respondents were less likely to buy something if they encountered an accessibility issue such as a broken link or missing text description. More importantly, roughly a third of respondents were less likely to buy from an online store if it couldn't be accessed in another language.

Take care to understand the accessibility of as many audiences as possible during your research process.

UX designers use personas as a way of focusing their design inwards onto specific people. While personas are often considered an overly-structured approach, they can also be easily manipulated. How can you effectively work with your stakeholders to create human centered design? Are there any other methods of focusing your design inward for better products and services?

Inclusive design takes into account the needs of as many people as possible. This includes people of all abilities, genders, ethnicities, and ages. Good design takes into account how people will interact with and use a product or space. Inclusive design makes products and spaces more accessible and user-friendly for everyone. I also like to add fifth group to this equation and that is techology/accesablity. Will the design have multiple modes of accessing the design?

When it comes to inclusivity in design, there is no one right way to do things. The important thing is that you are aware of the issue and are taking steps to research and learn more about it. You also need to be willing to adapt your designs based on the needs of your users. UX designers have a responsibility to create designs that are human-centered and accessible to everyone. By keeping these things in mind, you can create designs that are truly inclusive.


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