5 February 2020
8:00AM – 5:00PM — Cowgill Lobby

Inclusion by Design

Industrial Design Competition 2020

the act of including

verb (used with object)
to contain, as a whole does parts or any part or element

being part of the whole; contained; covered

Designing for inclusivity not only opens up our products and experiences to more people with a wider range of abilities. It also reflects how people really are. All humans are growing, changing, and adapting to the world around them every day. We want our designs to reflect that diversity. Every decision we make can raise or lower barriers to participation in society. It’s our collective responsibility to lower these barriers though inclusive products, services, environments, and experiences. – Microsoft

In this one week rapid ideation exercise, students will work in small groups to propose solutions to some of the world’s most challenging problems. Each group will focus on how to increase inclusion for the world’s most vulnerable populations in critical growth areas like food security, education, and health. Each Team will address one topic from the UN Sustainable Development Goals through products, services, or system solutions that promote INCLUSION BY DESIGN.