Inclusive design workshop
As an intern with Microsoft in the summer of 2018, I helped facilitate an Inclusive Design workshop with other interns and full-time employees.
How do participants understand disability & inclusivity?
What mismatches do participants find in the human-to-technology interaction?
What I LEARNED
Importance of structure & timing of activities, enable users to get oriented with the subject for optimal generative ideas.
Use engaging materials! People are drawn to textures, colors, any high quality objects and will participate more readily. They also see the effort you put in and will return the favor.
Be a facilitator not a designer—the point is to encourage generative ideas in others (that I couldn’t anticipate in advance) rather than trying to solve the problem myself.