1. It works but I I don’t like it therefore I won’t use it.

2. Design for the real people. Problem solving is not enough.

3. A multitude of solutions: research is needed to not reinvent the wheel.

4. The dignity as unknown unquantifiable.

Once more Design for All, after several decades, it is still the best approach for the design. Unlike other approaches, many born recently, it gives priority to the dignity of persons. “Design for all” pushes constantly toward a more sensitive design thinking which allows a better final result often winner.
In some cases, even, it’s hard to see the inclusive qualities of the project and it becomes part of most common design context. There is then the possibility to turn a solution in a gadget, an accessory into a decorative moment. Is this little?

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5. The solution: Design for All + Poetry = Bingo

In 2015 in a lecture about Design for All at the Politecnico of Milan Avril Accolla talked about an exemplary project on how “inclusion” can be developed within a project. The inclined square of the Oslo Opera House: a project that makes people to talk about it and maybe even discuss but the core meaning was elsewhere.

6. Design tips

  1. Talk and get opinion from different people (see Hackability, it’s a statement).
  2. Do a long and thorough research of the products and of existing solutions.
  3. Start from the system and change it according to the context and user needs.
  4. Design as if you are designing for yourself or for the best client/company.
  5. Remember that the human body is a tool and each part can help you.
  6. Do not ever try to hide or camouflage the product, sometimes visibility can be an advantage..
  7. Remember that disability is variable and customization is important.
  8. Use the technology that is more useful.
  9. Do user testing with real end users: from them you’ll receive the best insights.
  10. If you can, make your project Opensource.

I sincerely thank Prof. Luigi Bandini Buti, teacher and friend. Much comes from peaceful dialogues and difficult discussions.

Francesco Rodighiero

Many thanks to Manu Zeta for the translation. Without her, I’ll be lost.