Inclusive design is one of many terms often mentioned in design for disability and accessibility discourse. It’s becoming more prominent in design practice; Microsoft is one of the leading companies in the inclusive design conversation. By implementing inclusive design thinking, designers can become more empathetic, reach broader audiences and design more accessible products.

A black and white image of illustrated characters that represent the uniqueness of each individual.
A black and white image of illustrated characters that represent the uniqueness of each individual.

First things first, what is inclusive design?

According to the IDRC, “inclusive design considers the full range of human diversity with respect to ability, language, culture, gender, age and other forms of human difference”¹

In other words, Inclusive design acknowledges the differences that may exist between users and paints disability as a socially constructed…


As immunization schedules are routinely updated, many people find it increasingly difficult and troublesome to keep track of their own and their dependents’ immunization progress.

In order to tackle this problem, my team (Anna Asgaraly, Chelsea Shum, Tommy Truong, Lynn Wangchen and myself) designed and prototyped Immuno, an all-in-one immunization platform that solidifies the vaccination process by making vaccine records, data and scheduling easily accessible. This article outlines the most important steps in the process.

Getting Behind the Problem

Keeping up to date with immunizations has always been important within my family. After chatting with my family members about their vaccine-related struggles, we came…

Natasha Tang

UX/UI Designer, York Sheridan Design Program (YSDN) student, & RGD Member

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