A new podcast series: Open UP
Open Inclusion have launched a new podcast series called Open UP: Unlimit Potential. In this first episode of the new series, Juliette Burton, our host, and Christine Hemphill, Managing Director of Open Inclusion share thoughts on the new series, what excites us about inclusive insight, design and innovation, and more!
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New, different and important. Post COVID-19 Inclusive Insights.
The current health crisis from COVID-19, the related lockdown and broader financial implications have rapidly transformed our society and how our customers and staff can and do engage with us. For the past 6 weeks, Open Inclusion has run a pan-disability, inter-generational diary study. We are now sharing insights from this to help businesses refresh their understanding of where and how difficulties or barriers are limiting people with disabilities and what they are most appreciating through this extraordinary period. We hope that this will help us all adapt to these changes faster and more smoothly, ensuring people are not excluded from important services.
Changing lines and impacts of inclusion and exclusion
The lines and impacts of inclusion and exclusion have shifted dramatically. We have developed a simple inclusive design approach for a very rapidly unfolding period of change. This is to help businesses reduce risks to consumers and staff, including those with disabilities or other specific risks through this period, as well as looking to create additional value where opportunities exist.
We are Open and here to help
Open Inclusion offers remote inclusive research and insight, design and innovation support. Inclusion is changing under the influence of the global novel coronavirus pandemic, both in where it is impacting people and the consequences of it. We are here, working and very willing to help organisations navigate these changes.
Enhancing reality by design for us all
Open recently presented to Immerse UK on how inclusive design can enhance the emergence of immersive technologies, including VR and AR. This article summarises the insights shared in that paper and provides a link to it.
Open podcast: inclusive design for physical products and environments
This is the second of our 2-part series on physical accessibility and inclusive design. Martyn interviews Tom Pokinko the Research Director at Open Inclusion and Dr. Chris McGinley the Senior Research Associate from the Helen Hamlyn School of Design for this episode.
Open Inclusion’s Services
A short video interview with Christine Hemphill that gives an overview of the services that Open Inclusion provide, and the value these services can deliver to our clients.
Good design is inclusive design
Let’s talk about inclusive research, design, innovative digital solutions and rail travel. Tom Pokinko, our Research Director at Open was interviewed last month by the lovely team at Calvium on a range of topics including inclusive research, design and innovation.