Innovating with People
The book “Innovating with people – The business of Inclusive Design” provides an introduction as to how Inclusive Design can be used as a strategy for better business and as an opportunity for profitable innovation – and aims to inspire and motivate readers to use the techniques to create better products and services. It will be launched at the upcoming Innovation for All 2010 conference (20-21 May, Oslo).

The book is published by the Norwegian Design Council as part of The Innovation for All Programme, together with its strategic collaboration partner the Helen Hamlyn Centre at the Royal College of Art.

“The idea is to inspire, motivate and to show how industrial and commercial enterprises can integrate a people-centred approach in their own design and development processes. It is a practical guide and manual that contains the basic information you need to understand, debate and practice Inclusive Design.

The content is complied by individuals who have had extensive, practical experience in working with Inclusive Design in a business context. The book shares insights and learnings gathered over the years and presented in an ‘easy-to-read’ format. Case studies and examples explain how other companies have benefited from Inclusive Design.

A practice-based guide details nine research techniques for engaging with people and bringing their points of view into the design process.”

It is not yet clear where non-Norwegians can buy the book (besides by going to the conference), but I am sure the website will soon inform you.