Why use the toolkit?
In Design, Social Inclusion is often a hard concept to grasp. This leads designers to develop new artefacts using stereotyped information – i.e.: cliché – resulting from their own knowledge, such as designing only for wheelchair users to improve accessibility, etc. Instead, Design for Social Inclusion should foster the creation of enabling artefacts. Inclusive Signs increases the quality of the meta-design process by suggesting clear keywords that prevent biased creative connections.
Why inclusive signs?
Designing disabling solutions can jeopardize the impacts of new artefacts, if originally envisaged to be inclusive. Inclusive Signs provides methodological guidance to designers and stakeholders that want to create innovative inclusive meta-design insights, concepts, and early ideas, which later can be used to develop enabling solutions. Alternatively, Inclusive Signs can be used to anticipate innovative scenarios and future design trajectories for social change in the way of Social Inclusion.