Webinar: Modern Approaches to Inclusive Design



Friday 26 November 2021, 12:00 GMT
via Zoom

Join us online for a special event with Dr Chris McGinley and Dr Laila Cassim who will give us insight into their research and activities in the field of inclusive design in the UK, Japan and beyond and the current issues that merit close attention.

Registration page on Zoom.

A livestream of the event can also be found on YouTube and will be available on demand after the event.


Chris McGinley is a Senior Research Fellow based in the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design (HHCD) at the Royal College of Art (RCA). There he leads the Age and Diversity research space, and the Design Age Institute’s Research Unit. An award-winning designer, researcher and writer he has successfully commercialized, exhibited and disseminated work internationally for a host of major global private, public and third sector companies over the last 20 years. His research interests explore the role of empathy and design ethnography to improve lives.

Laila Cassim is a practising designer and researcher based in Tokyo, who is interested in social inclusion and works with several social-welfare organisations providing work and care for people with severe learning disabilities and/or mental health issues. Combining graphic design’s visual communication skills with Inclusive Design's co-creation process, she aims to achieve better financial income and social connections through creative practices. Her projects have won several national design awards in Japan.