About the Speakers
Joy Goodman-Deane is a senior research associate at the Engineering Design Centre, which is part of the Engineering Department at Cambridge University. Her research looks at how to enable companies to design more inclusive products, i.e. products that are suitable for a wider range of people, including those who are older or have disabilities.
Her interests focus on developing tools and methods to help support designers in conducting inclusive design. These include the Impairment Simulators and Exclusion Calculator, which can be found on the Inclusive Design Toolkit.
Joy did her PhD in computing science at Glasgow University before working on a research project investigating the design of computer-based technology for older people. She moved to Cambridge University in 2004 to work on the i~design 2 and 3 projects on inclusive design.
Yuanyuan (Daisy) Liu
Yuanyuan (Daisy) Liu is a final year PhD student in the Inclusive Design Group and Healthcare Design Group at the Cambridge Engineering Design Centre. Her PhD research focuses on how to apply the principle of Inclusive Design to improve healthcare services.
Her research interests include exploring methods and tools to support non-designers to understand and conduct Inclusive Design, to improve their products and services, and thus offer a better user experience to a wider range of users.
Yuanyuan (Daisy) took her master’s degree in design management at Tsinghua University. She was involved in various research projects with international companies and universities, e.g. cooperating with Southampton University to help supermarkets improve elderly consumers shopping experience in the UK and China, as well as to assist Boeing (US) in advancing their user experience in China.