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.
Inclusive Design: Moving from Awareness to Action
Friday, February 14th, 2020
Camp North End
1824 Statesville Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28206
7:30am - 8:00am Light Breakfast
8:00am - 9:00am Program
$20 for General Admission
$10 for Education, Government, and Non-Profit employees
In this session, we'll continue our mini-series on Inclusive Design. Previously we focused on the importance of recognizing exclusion, particularly unintentional exclusion. Now we'll highlight specific tools and practices that can be used to design more inclusive products, services, and experiences. To do so, we will explore how:
the concept of "normal" was invented,
the tyranny of averages can mislead us,
to learn from diversity, both externally and internally,
to broaden our thinking by using what Microsoft's Inclusive Design Team calls "Persona Spectrums", and
to actively foster an environment that values and celebrates inclusion.