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Using participatory research methods to push the boundaries of inclusive design by Hanieh Khosroshahi

Workshop

1 hr 30 mins

This interactive workshop explores participatory methods used with marginalized populations in low-middle income countries to inform the design of online and offline health interventions. We will also identify the challenges, opportunities, and best practices for applying these methods in other industries.

Date and time:

Tuesday, 7 November - 13:30-15:00 GMT, 8:30-10:00 EST, 5:30-7:00 PST

Intended audience: 
  • Students or beginners to inclusive design
  • Some experience in inclusive design, but still learning
  • Expert practitioners

Registration opens: 9 October

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Date and time:

Tuesday, 7 November - 13:30-15:00 GMT, 8:30-10:00 EST, 5:30-7:00 PST

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Inclusive design has made a lot of strides in recent years, but it can still be a challenge to incorporate methods and activities that are participatory, fun, and accessible to diverse audiences. Whether you’re an experienced designer or new to the industry, this session will help you grasp the mindsets and values foundational to creating inclusive user experiences.

This session will explore several participatory methods and codesign activities used during the design research and rough prototyping phases of two projects in East Africa, that aim to increase education and access to health services amongst young people and providers. What’s more, we will review best practices that can allow you to create a roadmap for using these methods in your own industry, organization, and role to ensure users are always at the centre of the design process.

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Inclusive design has made a lot of strides in recent years, but it can still be a challenge to incorporate methods and activities that are participatory, fun, and accessible to diverse audiences. Whether you’re an experienced designer or new to the industry, this session will help you grasp the mindsets and values foundational to creating inclusive user experiences.

This session will explore several participatory methods and codesign activities used during the design research and rough prototyping phases of two projects in East Africa, that aim to increase education and access to health services amongst young people and providers. What’s more, we will review best practices that can allow you to create a roadmap for using these methods in your own industry, organization, and role to ensure users are always at the centre of the design process.

Hanieh Khosroshahi (she/her)

Hanieh (she/her) is an Iranian-Canadian social impact designer with nearly ten years in the digital space. She specializes in Human-Centred Design, product strategy, and user experience, and has worked across many industries including international development, public health, and community engagement, designing anything from chatbots and mobile apps to design systems and responsive websites. Hanieh is on a mission to build safe spaces that empower and elevate underrepresented voices.

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