10 weeks, 10 guest lecturers, 1 project.
Learn from 10 different industry experts who have created products centered around accessibility and inclusivity and apply those lessons to a design project completed over the course of the quarter with team members. You’ll be learning from the people who worked on products like the Xbox Adaptive controller, AirPods Hearing Accessibility features, Be My Eyes app, custom-made wheelchairs for athletics, interface devices for the blind, and more. For your project, you’ll work in groups to understand someone’s day-to-day problems that result from their impairment. With that perspective in mind, you’ll ideate, prototype, redefine, and refine over the 10 weeks to create a solution that helps them overcome this challenge. By the end of the course, you'll have a deeper understanding of the principles of accessible design and the tools to create products that truly kick butt. Join us and let's make the world a more inclusive place!
Some companies I believe in
Really great story and mission that resulted in really beautiful products.
Amazing company specializing in technology solutions for the visually impaired.
Company that creates custom wheelchairs to better meet requirements for sports activities and everyday needs.
Learn about the legendary cooking tool design firm and how they always nail ergonomics, making appliances that can be used comfortably and safely.
A new type of hearing aid that uses AI to improve its performance in different situations.
Great case study in developing a product for accessibility that then becomes a feature that everyone can enjoy and take advantage of. Personalizes audio based on hearing loss.
Focused on creating robust prosthetics for athletes who want to push the limits.