Mismatch by Kat Holmes
While practicing inclusive design should make a design more accessible, it’s not a process for meeting all accessibility standards (Holmes, 2018). Explained further in her book, Mismatch, Kat Holmes, talks about how inclusive design first recognizes a group of people who are being excluded from a design. Second, we should then learn from the diversity of people who are using the design. And then finally, design for the excluded group of people and extend the solutions to many to make a design improved and functional for a larger group of people. I feel this methodology is helpful because it draws on the strengthens of people who have been forced to find alternate solutions because the current design does not work for them. This then gives a designer more inspiration and uniqueness to explore while solving the problem to work for a wider audience. It is also important to note inclusive design focuses on including people throughout the design process but does not necessarily mean the excluded group would all be included in the final product, service or environment (Holmes, 2018).
A good inclusive design would have a variety of approaches for a user to widen the audiences experience and reach. It is important for us to now go over what universal design and accessibility is and how they can all overlap in order to better understand inclusive design. We will also go over some examples that would fit in each of these definitions.