07 August 2019

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Academy Xi, 48 Druitt Street, Sydney 2000

Event Description

Inclusive design has been shown to be a win-win for both businesses and customers. Not only does it fuel innovation, but it also allows people with diverse characteristics to engage with your product in a multitude of ways. Inclusive design also helps strengthen your company’s social responsibility position. So, in practice, how do you integrate an inclusive mindset across your design processes?

Our panel will tackle this question while challenging existing empathy and training models. We will also consider how improving our understanding of each other we can better design for accessibility.

At Designing Beyond Ourselves, we’ll also explore:

  • How do you understand someone else’s reality, their lived experience, when it might be vastly different than your own?
  • How do you go beyond empathy and compassion to shift your perspective and design capability?
  • When we define different groups as marginalised, vulnerable, a minority: do these terms help or detract in the design process?
  • When we reflect on ourselves as designers, as a group, do we represent the broad spectrum of people we design for? How can we get better at bridging this gap? What is the benefit?

Dates and fees


07 August 2019

6:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm



Academy Xi,
48 Druitt Street,
Sydney 2000

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