Long before the Internet, Vint Cerf invented the idea of email as a way to communicate with his wife who had a hearing loss. While this may have been one of the first times that digital design for an audience with a special need led to something bigger, it was not the last. Today designers have discovered that good design is inclusive design – a process of creating products and services that are usable by everyone without special adaptation. You’ll find this approach practiced at companies like AirBNB, Microsoft, OXO, Herman Miller, and Ford. How about yours?
The best way to learn the principles of “Design for All” is to dive in and solve a problem experienced by an audience that’s outside the mainstream. So, in this workshop you’ll be teamed up with other designers, writers, and strategists to tackle a design challenge to create an inclusive solution. You’ll not only learn (and practice) proven methods for coming up with designs for diverse audiences, you’ll also see how these ideas can make a difference to the rest of humanity. Here are some of the topics we’ll plan on covering:
- Understanding obstacles and mindsets that lead to exclusion affecting very large portions of the population
- Recognizing the business opportunity and making the case for adopting inclusive design into your practice and projects
- Researching your audience and planning for inclusive design
- Learning how serving the widest number of users enhances, not inhibits, creativity
- Understanding the ten essential principles of inclusive design
- Accelerating your career by adding the latest inclusive design techniques drawn from leading organizations to your toolbox
This workshop is for designers, strategists, writers, and project managers involved in the design of products, services, and digital projects, including apps and websites.
Prerequisites – You must be a practicing designer, writer, strategist, or an advanced-level student.
You may receive a partial refund of your tuition if you drop a class or your enrollment is terminated by SVC due to lack of progress or disciplinary problems. In these cases, this is the schedule for determining the amount of your refund:
Cancellation and Refund Policy for Classes:
SVC will refund all money paid if the student is not accepted. This includes instances where a class is cancelled by the school.
SVC will refund all the money paid if the student cancels within five business days (excluding Sundays and holidays) after registration and/or an initial payment is made, as long as the student has not begun training.
SVC will retain the established $45 registration fee if the student cancels after the fifth business day after registration and/or making an initial payment.
If training is terminated after the student enters classes, SVC may retain the registration fee established under (3) of this subsection, plus a percentage of the total tuition as described in the following table:
# of Classes Attended
% Tuition Refunded
# of Classes Attended
% Tuition Refunded
When calculating refunds, the official date of a student's termination is the last day of recorded attendance:
(a) When the school receives notice of the student's intention to discontinue the training program; or,
(b) When the student is terminated for a violation of a published school policy which provides for termination; or,
(c) When a student, without notice, fails to attend classes for thirty calendar days.
All refunds must be paid within thirty calendar days of the student’s official termination date.
There is a $75 cancellation fee for no-shows and enrollees dropping a one-day workshop without a valid excuse within 3 business days of the scheduled start time as published on the SVC website.
This refund policy is in accordance with Washington State Law, 490-105-130 (RCW 28C.10.050 (1)(b)).
School of Visual Concepts
SVC helps people already in the business of marketing, branding, design, UX, and content creation fill in the gaps in their knowledge through public full- and half-day workshops and custom corporate workshops.
If you’re looking to add to your portfolio or fill in some blank spaces in your brain, you can’t do much better than SVC.
The instructors are all top-notch working professionals who bring real world and big brand knowledge into the classroom. Our thinking is that the best people to teach you something aren't teachers. So, instead of a full-time faculty, our classes and workshops are taught by working professionals. More often than not, these are people at the top of their game, not wannabes or used-to-be-best. The connections you'll make with these pros can sometimes be as valuable as the material they'll teach you.
All this happens in an environment of friendliness, helpfulness and encouragement. Might this have something to do with the fact that 99% of SVC students say they’d recommend us?
We’re 100% certain that it does.
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