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Include 2009

Inclusive Design into Innovation: Transforming practice in design, research and business

Include 2009, the fifth international conference on inclusive design took place at the Royal College of Art, London UK from 5 to 8 April 2009.

Download Include 2009 Newsletter can be downloaded here.

View Include 2009 proceedings (ISBN 978-1-905000-80-7) here.

Download Include 2009 Programme here

Download Include 2009 Abstracts here


Include 2009 built on the previous four Include conferences by exploring how inclusive design practice in design, research and business can lead towards innovation in people centred design.

The programme for Include 2009 comprised of:

  • a series of professional designer workshops
  • design debates
  • paper and poster presentations on the theme of ‘Inclusive design into innovation: transforming practice in design, research and business'.

Papers were welcomed from all areas of the inclusive design community including: designers; design managers; design researchers; academic researchers; design educators and design commissioners covering user experiences of design practice, process and outcome from voluntary sector organisations and policy makers and commentators.

This conference offered the inclusive design community a critical reflection on inclusive design, its achievements, missed crucial opportunities, and asked where does it go from here?


The conference was sponsored by Audi Design Foundation and supported by Design Science, The Cambridge Engineering Design Centre (EDC), i~design

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