The Future of Work: Inclusive Design


A web search for “inclusive design” will turn up at least a dozen different definitions. But for physical environments, inclusive design is about making spaces healthier, safer, and more convenient for everyone. Building and ADA codes only get us partway there. In this conversation with Haworth’s John Scott, Gail Napell of Gensler’s San Francisco office shares why—especially now—inclusive design is so important in the workplace; how it differs from universal design; and why clarity, choice, and empathy for all are its key drivers.

John Scott

As a knowledge leader on Haworth’s Workplace Strategy team, John’s focus is on the translation of workplace research into conceptual design recommendations.

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Kurt Vander Schuur

As Global Brand Director, he leads the strategic alignment of the Haworth brand across sectors and among subsidiaries. Kurt builds relationships among the architecture and design community, as well as Haworth customers and dealers, to keep abreast of customer needs and trends, while seeking new partners to complement the brand.

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