Hello World! Let’s talk “inclusive product development”!

Erich Ludwig
Aug 16, 2018 · 1 min read

Hello World!

My name is Erich.

I’m a community builder, a product manager, an organizer, a do-er, a listener. And, I’m new to using Medium as a place to broadcast my thoughts.

I’ll tell you more about myself as we go.

Right now — let me tell you why I’m here.

I’m here to discuss Inclusive Product Development. What it is, why it matters, who is doing it now, who should be doing it, and more.

At it’s core — inclusive product development basically means thinking about who can use your product, who wants to use your product, and being aware and proactive in your product development processes to ensure that diversity, equity, inclusion, and cultural specificity and appropriateness are considerations visible and represented in the final product.

I’m building up examples of this work — and will be providing some analysis and thoughts of these examples in future posts.

If you’ve got an example of how this work is done, or is blatantly not done — I’d love for you to share it so that we can discuss it.

p.s. — I’ve been sitting on this draft for a while, but given the passing of Aretha Franklin today, this is the message required to get off my ass and use whatever I’ve got to push this world closer to justice. Rest In Power to the Queen of Soul!

A Change Is Gonna Come by Aretha Franklin

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