Meet Our Speaker

Ian Rolston
Ian Rolston

ARIDO, IDC, NCIDQ, LEED Green Associate
Founder | Lead Decanthropist at Decanthropy

The Future of Design: The Necessary Rise of Inclusive Design

The Future of Design: The Necessary Rise of Inclusive Design, curates a conversation to redefine an “Inclusive Design” approach that considers the authentic diversity of people, culture, and community as crucial considerations in ideation. The proposal also explores how an inclusive design approaches can profoundly impact the design process and create exceptional design solutions in the future.

The learning outcomes of this proposal include:

  • How to create positive discussions around adopting inclusive design practices
  • Where the opportunity lies in everyday “design practice”
  • The value of adopting inclusive design practices

The Future of Design: The Necessary Rise of Inclusive Design encourages dialogue and shares methods to adopt Inclusive Design approaches, within the daily practice of interior design. As well as, aptly highlights the need to educate students and professionals more broadly to help facilitate and establish this new approach as critical to the iterative design process.

Our world is smaller than ever, humanity aspires to: provide care, work, play and live connected experiences that are more meaningful. As designers it is our responsibility to create considerate environments that support this quality of life for all. This is the Future of Design.

Ian Rolston is: a creative strategist, design enthusiast, founder of Decanthropy and an engaging speaker. Specializing in creating compelling environments, Rolston has collaborated with the world’s best firms and companies across design sectors: Hospitality, Corporate, Retail, Health Care, Science + Technology, Education and Sports Entertainment.

A native son of Toronto, Canada, Rolston uses design as a medium to challenge convention to explore spaces beyond the boundaries. Believing design has the power to solve the biggest challenges that face our world today.


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