Create a business case for the executives, and also to produce better usable products for everyone that Microsoft serves
Transforming the giant technology-driven engineering teams into user-focused ones with an inclusive design culture
Accessibility, Usability, Human-Centered Design,
INVIVIA led the design method process and to present the case for why an inclusive design will be a good approach for Microsoft and to come up with the initial pathway to bring inclusive design to Microsoft. Our research and recommendation on design methods culminated in a series of workshops focusing on approaches to bring awareness and start transforming the giant technology-driven engineering teams into user-focused ones with an inclusive design culture.
This project includes two parts. Part one illustrates who is excluded in the way we approach digital design and redefines our understanding of disability. Part two provides a toolkit for designing in a more inclusive and mindful way, which we propose has the potential to engender innovation and create an ecosystem of optimized products for the benefit of a wide range of ever-changing human needs.
Microsoft's goal is to put technology in the hands of as a many people around the world as possible, because our technology has the power to connect, empower, and enable humanity to achieve more. An important step in this process is to realize that as our understanding of everyone shifts and evolves, so do our definitions of the people, scenarios, and contexts that we need to be conscious and considerate of. Inclusivity in design is an essential step in reaching a wider number of people in a richer, more enjoyable, and impactful way.
As a world leader in computer software and digital technology as well as a global citizen, Microsoft has the power and responsibly to use its network, resources, and capabilities to drive innovation to improve the lives of millions around the world – Creating a real impact for a better tomorrow. Accessibility is no longer good enough – inclusivity should be the goal.
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