Inclusive Research and Design

Oct 24, 2016

We all want to make our designs and projects the best they can be, but sometimes we forgot about portions of our audiences. Inclusion of those on the margins is a critical part of any web project. Join Lauren Isaacson (Curio Research) and Tommy Lewis (Microsoft) as they share insight from their experiences in inclusion in the work they do.

Doors open at 6:30pm, talks start at 7:00pm. No admittance after 7:10pm.

An assortment of beer and soft drinks will be provided, no food. 19+, minors not permitted due to alcohol service.


Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre

725 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC


  • Lauren Isaacson

    Research For All

    Lauren Isaacson

    You will be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn't think that making websites and software accessible is a bad thing, but when you have the opportunity to do user research and testing, how often do you involve someone who is physically impaired? During her talk, Lauren will discuss why you should make an effort to involve disabled research participants and how you would go about doing so.

  • Tommy Lewis

    An Introduction to Inclusive Design

    Tommy Lewis

    Inclusive Design is something that goes beyond accessibility, it is about building things whether they are street fixtures, apps or websites that reframe disability around mismatched human interactions instead of a personal health condition. In this session, you will learn what inclusive design is, why it is important for designing and developing anything. Then you will learn how to use the Inclusive Design Toolkit created by the Microsoft Design team to have a practical, real-world framework for creating an inclusive workflow in your own projects.


We will head out afterwards to continue the conversation over some drink and food. Location announced at the event.