Inclusive Design Group
Principal Investigator: Professor P John Clarkson
Countering design exclusion
The Inclusive Design Group researches the interplay between the demands products make of their users and the diverse range of capabilities of those users. In particular, we are researching how knowledge of inclusive design thinking in the design and retail community can enable the design of more inclusive products:
- by understanding the impact of user diversity in product and service interaction;
- by developing models of good design practice for design and retail professionals;
- by embedding good design practice in the design and retail community.
Our work is driven by practice. We are currently working with Jaguar Land Rover, BAE Systems, Morphy Richards, Transport for London, Proctor and Gamble, John Lewis, Stora Enso, Heathrow Airport and others to deliver on a variety of research topics relating to cognitive interaction and inclusive design.
We have developed an Inclusive Design Toolkit, along with audit tools and wearable simulators, to encourage designers to deliver more inclusive products and services. The toolkit is also being developed, under the name ‘Designing Our Tomorrow’, to supporting the teaching of design and technology in schools.
- Professor P John Clarkson (Group Leader and Principal Investigator)
- Dr Patrick Langdon (Post-doctoral Principal Research Associate)
- Ian Hosking (Senior Research Associate and PhD student researching interaction design)
- Professor Tim Horberry (Post-doctoral Senior Research Associate on the JLR PSi project)
- Mike Bradley (Senior Research Associate and PhD student researching interaction design)
- Dr Joy Goodman-Deane (Post-doctoral Research Associate focusing on design tools)
- Dr Sam Waller (Post-doctoral Research Associate focusing on design tools)
- Dr Anna Mieczakowski (Post-doctoral Research Associate)
- Jimena Gomez (PhD student researching inclusive design)
- Wei-Ying Chou (PhD student researching design experience)
- Yuanyuan Liu (Research student researching inclusive healthcare)