Participatory Design Workshops

Participatory Design Workshops

How can we apply design thinking and inclusive design principles to different problems? 

This hands-on workshop introduced design thinking at the Assistive Technology Industry Association 2020 Conference. This workshop was held in partnership with Tools for Life


Planning for this workshop began in September 2019, and it was held in Orlando, FL on January 29th, 2020. We were also invited to conduct this workshop at another conference, RESNA 2020. 

The various facilitators at each table helped attendees work through the workbook for the inclusive design process . We targeted the following three areas that would form themes for attendees to constrain the problems: 

  • Health & Well-being
  • Safety and Independence
  • Social Engagement 

Each table selected a unique problem and spent the 3 hours working as a team and building a concept around their selected area using the inclusive design framework.