Design Council interview for film

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We’re excited to share with you our new animated short film about inclusive design. Inclusive Design: from the pixel to the city features conversations with leading designers creating the next generation of products, graphics and vehicles designed to work better for everyone.

Inclusive design is an issue that matters to us a lot at the Design Council. Demonstrated last week with the launch of our new hub for inclusive design in the built environment that brings together the very latest guidance and best practice in the field.

Inclusive thinking needs to be built into the design process, whether you’re designing for the pixel or the city

Mat Hunter, Design Council Chief Design Officer

With this film we wanted to take a step back and explain what inclusive design means, and how it benefits the businesses that use it – creating great products from the iPad to the Ford Focus, and London’s new zero-emission black cab.

London Mayor Boris Johnson tries out the inclusive Tomorrow’s Taxi

Creating the film

The animation was produced by Design Council with creative production studio El Carousel who created the world of the film using a combination of 3D modelling and lighting effects, 2D animation & rotoscoping, live-action filming and traditional hand-drawn cel animation.

The experts

Niels van Roij

Niels van Roij is an award-winning automotive designer, his studio works on a range of projects across vehicle design, product, film and research. Niels is a visiting tutor and lecturer, his work has been exhibited internationally including at the London Transport Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum. He currently is part of the team at the RCA working on the inclusively designed Tomorrow’s Taxi with car maker Karsan.

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