#btconf Berlin, Germany 06 - 08 Nov 2017

Vasilis van Gemert

Vasilis van Gemert is a lecturer at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, where he teaches the next generation of digital product designers how to design things with the web as a material. He’s also a student himself. He studies the appearance of randomness, the aesthetics of inclusive design, and the different definitions of quality.

Exclusive Design

The Web is here for everybody. This means that we can make stuff that works for spoiled brats like myself, and at the same time removes hurdles for people with disabilities. By using super clever ideas like the Inclusive Design Principles we can build stuff that’s true to the nature of the web, that truly works for everyone.

I wanted to know what happens when you reverse these Inclusive Design Principles. What happens when you design exclusively for someone with very specific needs, for instance a blind person? I’m working on a few experiments with tailor made webdesign and will share the results with you. Can Design for One help us create better designs for all?

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