Inclusive design: what to consider

Author: Natasha Watson, Chris Watkins, Jane Simpson and Lindsay Rutter

Date published

24 December 2020

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Inclusive design: what to consider

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Date published

24 December 2020

Author

Natasha Watson, Chris Watkins, Jane Simpson and Lindsay Rutter

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Author

Natasha Watson, Chris Watkins, Jane Simpson and Lindsay Rutter

This webinar recording looks at how to design for the whole person, not just a characteristic.

How can your designs be accessed and used by as many people as possible, regardless of age, gender, disability or personal circumstances? The heart of designing inclusively is to design for the whole person and not just a characteristic.

The principles of inclusive design apply not just for prestige projects such as the Olympics or high-rise office buildings, but for wherever people go, from open spaces to car parks.
 

Reasons to watch

  • Gain an understanding of what inclusive design means and how it adds value both in terms of sustainability and economically
  • Learn the principles of designing for the whole person and not just a characteristic
  • Understand the process for designing inclusively and the framework needed for thinking about inclusive design at critical points in the design cycle.

Inclusive design: what to consider

About the speakers

Natasha Watson - Senior Structural Engineer, Buro Happold
Natasha is part of Buro Happold’s Urban C:lab; a two year research and developmental programme for the future leaders of the practice that aims to solve the intractable urban challenges facing the world today. She is exploring emergent disruption in the built environment.

Chris Watkins - Senior Consultant in the Access and Inclusive Environments Team, Arup
The team work with clients to incorporate inclusive design into their schemes by providing best practice guidance and practical solutions, for projects across the globe. Chris is an NRAC-accredited Inclusive Design Consultant currently working on a wide range of projects across commercial, R&D and industrial buildings, transport, and higher education sectors.

Jane Simpson - Director, Jane Simpson Access Architect
Jane is an NRAC registered Access Consultant. Throughout her career she has developed a broad range of expertise working within a local authority background, private practice and planning department and over two decades of experience in inclusion.

Lindsay Rutter - Founder, Rutter Johnson
Lindsay graduated in 1974 and was elected C.Eng. MIStructE. in 1979 before establishing Rutter Johnson in November 1982. This small engineering consultancy practice is now in its 37th continuous trading year. Lindsay took a short break from the Practice 2016-2017 to become sole carer for his beloved wife who developed Motor Neurone Disease and has thus experienced the many pitfalls of “Inclusive Design”.
 

Additional information

Format:
Video
Video Length:
00:53:43
Publisher:
IStructE

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Training Community & Inclusivity Video IStructE London HQ

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