Introducing User-Centred Design Methods into Design Education

  • R. R. Gheerawo
  • S. J. Donahue


A crucial part of the practical application of inclusive design lies in working with user groups and involving them at all key stages within the design process. It is therefore increasingly important to introduce inclusive design principles into mainstream design education so that they can diffuse outwards into industry. This chapter looks at how design students and educators can be encouraged to work with user groups and it evaluates some of the practical methodologies that can be used to involve users within the design process.


User Group Design Education Design Student Inclusive Design Potential User Group 
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  • R. R. Gheerawo
  • S. J. Donahue

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