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What is Inclusive Design and how can it become a powerful tool for innovation? What does it mean to be truly people-centered and how can we conduct a successful design-led user research involving a diverse range of people? These are some of the questions that Onny Eikhaug will answer in this month CreativeMornings talk. Inclusive Design is about acknowledging and embracing human diversity and the solutions resulting from it can be more innovative, relevant and user-friendly. Plus, it can impact not only the work of designers and architects, but leaders, decision-makers and practitioners in all fields of society. Let´s learn from it and contribute to a better, more sustainable and inclusive society!

Onny Eikhaug is the president of EIDD Design for All Europe, a network centered around design for human diversity, social inclusion and equality. She was recently also appointed director of the board of the national EIDD Norway. Onny has 13 years experience as Programme Leader at DOGA, responsible for pioneering the organisations activities around people-centered, inclusive design. She has published a book on the topic, and has lectured both in Norway and internationally, curated exhibitions and done work closely with designers, education, research institutions, industry and government. In 2015 she was appointed the Inclusive Champion Award at the Include conference at the Royal College og Art in London.

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