Designing for All: Embracing Inclusivity Across Physical Abilities, Health, and Culture in Singapore
Designing for All: Embracing Inclusivity Across Physical Abilities, Health, and Culture in Singapore focuses on inclusive design, aiming to harmoniously accommodate individuals with diverse physical abilities, health and wellness needs, and ethnic backgrounds in Singapore.
Through the programme, explore strategies and best practices to create inclusive environments, products, and services that cater to unique needs, fostering equity and inclusivity. Engaging activities and discussions will introduce participants to key principles, encouraging hands-on application of local nuances in their design process through workshops. Topics covered include user-centered research, accessibility, and embracing cultural diversity.
By equipping designers with these insights, the aim is to create a more inclusive and equitable society, ensuring that no one is left behind in our diverse and vibrant community.
In this engaging session, participants will delve into the world of inclusive design principles. The event will kick off with a series of thought-provoking activities and discussions, spotlighting real-life case studies relevant to Singapore’s diverse population.
Participants will then get hands-on in an interactive workshop to apply their newly acquired inclusive design principles. They will learn to create products and services that are not only inclusive and culturally relevant, but also align with the unique needs and preferences of Singaporeans.
By the session’s conclusion, participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of inclusive design and its potential to foster a more inclusive society. With a focus on embracing diversity and equal opportunities, this event promises to be an enlightening journey towards making a positive impact.
9.30am – 9.45am: Introduction (15 minutes)
9.45am – 10.45am: Inclusivity Talk (1 hour)
- Explore the art of inclusive design that harmoniously accommodates people with varying physical abilities, diverse health and wellness needs, and different ethnic groups in Singapore.
- Delve into strategies and best practices to create environments, products, and services that cater to the unique needs and preferences of all individuals, fostering a truly inclusive and equitable society.
The talk is divided into these sub sessions:
- Define Inclusivity and its Importance
- Present Real-life Case Studies or Examples of Successful Inclusive Initiatives
- Discuss the Benefits of Inclusivity in Different Settings
- Q&A Session to Clarify Doubts and Encourage Participation
10.45am –11am: Break (15 minutes)
11am –12pm: Hands-on Activity (1 hour)
- Interactive Exercises, Workshops, and Role-playing Scenarios that Promote Inclusivity
- Open Discussions and Sharing of Experiences
12pm –12.15pm: Debrief and Reflection (15 minutes)
- Key Learnings and Insights from the Activity
12.15pm – 12.30pm Conclusion and Networking (15 minutes)
- Recap of Key Messages and Learnings Networking
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- Thoughtworks Singapore
23 Sep 2023
9.30am – 12.30pm
#11-08 Cross Street Exchange
18 Cross Street
Free with Registration
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