Ableism is discrimination and social prejudice against people with disabilities or who are perceived to have disabilities. Ableism characterizes persons as defined by their disabilities and as inferior to the non-disabled.
Ableism is systematic, the institutional devaluing of bodies and minds deemed deviant, abnormal, defective, subhuman, less than… Ableism is violence.

Do you include people with disabilities in your design process?
Are your design solutions intended to be used by your future-self?
Does your product promote an inclusive language?



Cultural assimilation is the process whereby a minority group gradually adapts to the customs and attitudes of the prevailing culture and customs.

Does the success of your design assume that a target population will assimilate into the dominant culture?

How can you ensure that your design respects the distinct cultures of the people that you are designing for?