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Professor John Clarkson Director of the Department's Engineering Design Centre (EDC) gave the opening presentation on 'Inclusive Design' at a recent Horizon seminar. Academics and some of their industrial collaborators were brought together to talk about design, technology, usability and the problems that seem to emerge whenever teams of professionals from different disciplines try to work together.
Bill Thompson reports on the event in his column on the BBC website "We can't allow our lack of interest in accessibility to go on a lot longer - independent living is an aspiration for older people today but it will be an imperative in 2050 because there will be nobody there to offer support. It's time to take usability a lot more seriously." [more] .
For more information contact:
Professor P John Clarkson
EDC Inclusive Design research.
http://www.betterdesign.org - Industrial survey and business case for Inclusive Design.
An Inclusive Design resource. http://www.eng.cam.ac.uk/inclusivedesign/ - Industrial survey and business case for Inclusive Design.
Many companies are still designing products
and systems intended for a younger market
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