Designing for all: why is it so important?
To understand the importance of inclusivity in our research, let’s first look at product and packaging design holistically. Think about packaging like potato chip bags or plastic vacuum packs for meat. These can be fiddly (and not to mention annoying) to open, especially for people with limited dexterity or strength, such as the elderly or those who are differently abled. By not considering these needs in the design process, we unintentionally exclude a significant portion of our society.
However, inclusive design is not just just about leaving people behind, it can have a benefit for everyone by making life easy and stress-free.
Originally designed for people with arthritis, OXO Good Grips kitchen tools feature comfortable, easy-to-grip handles, making them accessible for a wide range of users, including those with limited hand strength or dexterity. Who doesn’t want to find delight in peeling potatoes?