Articles by Emilene Zitkus

Ms. Zitkus is a PhD candidate at the Engineering Design Centre (EDC) interested in industrial design practice and inclusive design, particularly in accessibility and usability of everyday products. She has spent over 10 years in industry as a product designer and an ergonomist. She has an MSc in Human Factors for Inclusive Design.

Inclusive Design Advisor: Understanding the Design Practice Before Developing Inclusivity Tools

Abstract This paper describes an exploratory study investigating ways to accommodate inclusive design techniques and tools within industrial design practices. The approach of our research is that by making only small changes in design features, designers end up with more inclusive products. Our research group examined how to enable designers to make design decisions toward […] [Read More]