Forward Faster By Design
Join our monthly innovation event in Charlotte
Forward Faster is a monthly event series in which we explore how the principles and practices of Human-Centered Design can fuel business, civic, and social innovation. The format of the events are dependent on the topic. Sometimes the sessions lend themselves to hands-on workshops, while other times we'll have panel discussions with local leaders and practitioners. Now in its fourth year, Forward Faster has morphed into a forum that provides opportunities for people from a wide variety of backgrounds to "collide and connect" with others who share an interest in creativity, innovation, and design. If this sounds like your kind of tribe, make plans to join us at an upcoming event.
Thinking Left-Handed: The Case for Inclusive Design
Friday, December 13th, 2019
McColl Center for Art + Innovation
721 N. Tryon Ave
Charlotte, NC 28202
7:30am - 8:00am Light Breakfast
8:00am - 9:00am Program
$20 General Admission
Discounted tickets available for Education, Government, and Non-Profit employees
The holiday season prompts us to think more about the people around us, particularly those we care about. If we find ourselves buying gifts, especially for folks we don't interact with on a daily basis, it can be a struggle. What do they like? What do they want or need? Would this (fill in the blank) be too much? Too little?
In a way, we face the same challenge when designing new products, services, and programs. Unfortunately, far too often we tend to build solutions that work for us, and by extension, people like us. But what about the rest? What about people who AREN'T like us?
In this session, we'll explore the principles of inclusive design. We'll look at how to incorporate these principles into our work in obvious and not-so-obvious ways. We'll also discuss how learning to "think left-handed" can inspire us to design solutions that are better for everyone.