Session: What if you broke your arm while skiing: How to leverage inclusive design to improve your product for everyone
Inclusive design is so much more than designing for people with a disability. A person using a product with only one arm can have the same needs as a permanent injury, a temporary condition, to a new parent who only has one arm free while nursing a newborn. We can’t always predict who will use our products, or what emotional state they’ll be in when they do. But we have the power and responsibility to build compassion into every aspect of product experiences so millions of humans feel supported. Raman will share principles and practical approaches on how we can create different ways for humans to participate in an experience.
- Understand why we should design by starting with those who are excluded the most.
- Discover how the biggest brands and businesses are losing users and revenue by getting accessibility wrong.
- Learn how to apply the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and tools to build an accessible product.
Raman Rai is a multi-award winning Product Manager who champions inclusive digital transformation by understanding human behaviour and applying design thinking.
Named 2022's TechWomen100, Raman is one of 100 influential female tech leaders in the UK. She has helped scale 50+ social enterprises during COVID-19 by turning ideas into sustainable and scalable ventures and is an ambassador for Europe’s largest female and non-binary hackathon, Athena Hackathon, which she has won twice and mentors hackers on how to take an early stage idea to a MVP.
Raman brings a human-centred and creative approach from her experience of representing the UK advertising industry at the Roger Hatchuel Academy at Cannes Lions 2019 and Google Creative Campus in Silicon Valley, California.
She is a One Young World Ambassador and UN Women UK Delegate where she is driving digital inclusion to empower women and children across the world.
An avid travel photographer and Gen Z writer, Raman can be found trekking through continents capturing real community moments.