Our Mission

The IDEA Center engages in research and design focused on advancing equity and inclusion. We create person-centered tools, programs, and environments, and share these practices with change makers in universities, organizations and communities.

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Our Vision

The IDEA Center envisions a safe, inclusive, and empowering world for all.

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We believe...

Inclusive design empowers all

Designing for EVERYONE creates a world where we can all live, work, and play.

Knowledge informs decisions

Creating, using, and providing evidence-based research solves simple and complex problems.

Collaboration advances design

Engaging, listening, and working with end users and diverse organizations amplifies capacity and helps achieve greater results locally, nationally, and globally.

Practical design can be beautiful

EVERYONE deserves beautiful design.

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