The Link between Inclusive Design and Innovation: Some Key Elements

  • Kristin Skeide Fuglerud
  • David Sloan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8004)


It is often said that universal design and similar approaches can be a source of innovation. In this paper key elements in inclusive design are identified, and examples of innovations related to inclusive design are presented. Then, some core elements of the inclusive design process that will help spur innovation are identified. Based on this the link between inclusive design and innovation is discussed. Finally, some recommendations for an inclusive and innovative design process are presented.


inclusive design accessibility universal design user-centered design user diversity user involvement innovation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kristin Skeide Fuglerud
    • 1
  • David Sloan
    • 2
  1. 1.Norsk RegnesentralBlindernNorway
  2. 2.School of ComputingUniversity of DundeeScotland, UK

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