Who we are

Our Mission

We are a global learning community of changemakers committed to making the access and use of products, services and environments equal to all.

Our Vision

We envision a future where inclusion, equity and justice are built into products, services and environments by default.

Our Actions

We believe education on inclusive and equitable design is critical for a more just future. We engage in advocacy, facilitate knowledge transfer and offer hands-on learning opportunities.

How we define inclusive design

We define "inclusive design" in broad terms. It means bringing diverse perspectives — with broad representation across identity groups — into the design process and enabling full participation.

But it also means centering marginalized communities and working intentionally to break down systemic barriers that limit access to opportunities and resources.

In line with the Design Justice movement, we see design as a human activity that anybody can carry out, not just professionals. When led by marginalized communities, it can carry us forward in our fight against systemic injustice and oppression.
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Our values

We foster inclusion and belonging by valuing differing perspectives, holding space for others, and respecting privacy and confidentiality in our shared space.
We are open and forthcoming about what we do and how we make decisions to build and maintain trust with all involved in the community.
Fair Value Exchange
We honor equity by adopting a culture of reciprocal giving, where value given to the community is returned in kind back to the community by its members.
Global Perspectives
We intentionally seek out diverse perspectives and decentralize our work to take regional and local nuances into account.
Equal Access
We commit to removing barriers to participation to ensure equal access to community gatherings, resources and opportunities.
Proper Attribution
We acknowledge and attribute credit to the original authors of thoughts and work shared in our community while also protecting our own original creations.

Our history

The Inclusive Design Jam (IDJ) was founded by Sandra Camacho (she/her), an independent inclusive design strategist and educator based in Paris, France. After 8 years at Google, she took on the alias Sandra By Design in 2018 to help organizations design for social impact.

For years, she had a vision to create a global community anchored in learning that opened up "inclusive design" to non-professional designers and that was truly decentralized. The community finally came into to life in May 2022 with the support of the inaugural working group.

Meet the team

The community is managed and overseen by Sandra Camacho (aka Sandra By Design). She's supported by a group of self-appointed volunteers from around the world who are passionate about inclusive and equitable design.

Ana Germain
Working Group Member
Apurva Dabhade
Working Group Member
Gayathri Jagadeesan
Working Group Member
Livia Panez
Working Group Member
Sandra Camacho
Founder and Community Lead
Wafa Alnasayan
Working Group Member

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