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Developing a research focus

This is a newly-framed Impact Area that is under development. It will concentrate efforts on developing community projects, and look at groups excluded by economics, geography or politics.

Projects with the third sector will feature strongly, as will looking at how Inclusive Design techniques can be applied in the Global South. Do contact us if you wish to help develop this area, through conversation or collaboration.

Key research question: How can Inclusive Design be used to work with individuals and communities to address pressing social issues in different global contexts?

Previous projects

Work will concentrate efforts on developing community projects, and look at groups excluded by economics, geography or politics. Projects with the third sector will feature strongly, as will looking at how Inclusive Design techniques can be applied in the Global South.

The following projects exemplify this. We worked in the city of Derry/Londonderry, embedding a team in the city over the last three years to work with community and political structures to launch Our Future Foyle project as a vehicle to support urban transformation and address mental health.

We worked with children in south London, looking at eating habits and obesity against a background of environmental and situational factors. Building on our healthcare expertise, we also worked with triage teams in Edinburgh, partnering with the Council and NHS Lothian.

Our Future Foyle

Our Future Foyle Improving the Experience of the River

Using Inclusive Design to reimagine an area that has come to be associated with poor emotional wellbeing.