What do you think of when you hear diversity and inclusion? What impact does diversity and inclusion have on your life? How are design, diversity and inclusion linked?

These are some of the questions which will be answered in this podcast with Design Council's CEO, Sarah Weir OBE. Sarah discusses how design helps to solve problems, the importance of influences from different cultures, a range of ages, gender and ethnicity to design successfully and aid in the understanding that design is beyond just designing a product, no matter if the design is a service, process or a means to solve a problem.

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Applications Closed: Design Council recruits for a new network of experts! Building on the success of our long-standing built environment expert network, Design Council is now looking to bring in a wider range of active leaders and change-makers – from various professions, backgrounds and localities – to join a refreshed network of experts. We are acutely aware that the design and built environment sectors lack diversity.

News — 26/11/2020

Inclusive Design: Beyond Accessibility What does it mean to feel excluded? Imagine for a moment you use a wheelchair. You try to take the train to work – but the lift at the train station hasn't been maintained and you can't access the platform. What does it mean to feel excluded? Imagine for a moment you use a wheelchair.

Feature — 28/10/2019

Designing for diversity Inclusive design is about designing for a diverse a range of people. It is a philosophy that encourages us to consider how size, shape, age, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, education levels and so on shape the way we interact with the world. Inclusive design is about designing for a diverse a range of people.

Feature — 27/06/2019

The Guardian: The benefits of design thinking Earlier this year The Guardian underwent a print and online redesign led by creative directors with the input of senior designers and editors. Here Alex Breuer, Executive Creative Director and Tara Herman, Executive Editor, Design tell us about how they feel design thinking benefited them. Alex Breuer, Executive Creative Director and Tara Herman, Executive Editor, Design tell us how design thinking has benefited The Guardian.

Feature — 21/11/2018

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