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cards for humanity encourages inclusive design


If you’ve played the famously un-PC card game Cards Against Humanity before, you’ll know the aim is to come up with the most outrageous statements. While devising ways to encourage inclusive design, UK studio Idean took the notorious game and flipped it on its head, creating an online tool to get designers, business owners and regular people alike, to think about their hidden biases.

Head over to Cards For Humanity and you’ll be dealt a pair of cards: one character and one trait. Your job is to strap on your thinking cap and consider ways your service, product or business can better include this person’s needs. The more you click through, the more you'll be presented with a diverse range of traits, whether it be people with permanent or temporary disabilities, people whose first language isn't English or just folks who are particularly shy. While Cards For Humanity might not be the next party hit, if it prevents lazy design from making it out into the world, the team at Idean would be very pleased indeed.