Inclusive Design Unleashed

When you design with accessibility in mind, the benefits extend far beyond solely people with disabilities. Join us for an inspirational discussion and hands-on session where we’ll explore how designing for specific users transforms the way we approach a problem. You’ll learn how incorporating accessibility principles can lead to more intuitive, user-friendly and innovative designs that benefit everyone, regardless of their abilities. Creators of all experience levels are welcome to participate in this inspirational and exciting event!


  • 6:00 - 6:30 pm: Doors, Refreshments & Networking
  • 6:30 - 8:00 pm: Introduction to Accessibility & Design Thinking Activity
  • 8:00- 8:30 pm: Wrap Up, Continued Networking & Refreshments


  • Free for AIGA Members* and Students**
  • $5 for Non-members

*AIGA members please login to your AIGA account to see pricing discount. Join AIGA today by visiting to start your membership.

**Non-Members who are students must use their university email to register and must present their university ID in order to receive the discount. If you are not a student, but are in need of discounted admission, please consider volunteering at design week.

How to Find Us

Please check in with security at the front desk in the lobby. They will direct you to our elevator – come on up to floor 20.


  • Garage: Columbia 250 East Fifth Street
  • Surface Lot: Corner of 7th and Sycamore.
  • Street Parking: Available on 5th, 6th and Sycamore

About the Facilitators:

Annie Hensley

Director/UX Design at Openfield

IAAP Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies

As Director of UX Design at Openfield, Annie is responsible for ensuring the team continues to deliver superior client and user experiences that result in tangible business outcomes. That includes fostering collaboration and crossover between our design and research teams, mentorship and career guidance, stewardship of Openfield’s culture and values, as well as, contributing to strategic decisions that ensure the company continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of EdTech clients and users. As an IAAP Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC), she is committed to ensuring accessibility standards are met by the team. Annie is a lifelong runner, and an avid lover of parks of all sorts – theme parks, ballparks, and National Parks (even revisiting Parks and Recreation too many times to count).

Alex Hiser

UX Designer at Openfield

IAAP Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies

In her role at Openfield, Alex is dedicated to creating experiences that captivate users and clients. Alex graduated from Ohio University with a strong foundation in design principles, storytelling, and a deep appreciation for user-centered design. As an IAAP Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC), she is committed to making experiences accessible, inclusive and equitable for users of all abilities. Alex is a passionate adventurer, and loves learning about diverse cultures and languages from around the world. Additionally, she enjoys practicing tennis, pickleball and spending time outdoors.

About Openfield

We help leading EdTech companies create best-ever user experiences that enable people to achieve new levels of learning and teaching success. What we do: User Research & Testing Ideation & Planning Design & Prototyping

About IxDA Cincinnati

We are a local chapter of the Interaction Design Association. It is for individuals interested in sharing ideas in interaction design, user experience and digital design, to share their knowledge and new techniques across the Cincinnati community. Whether you’re a seasoned professional, want to expand your horizons, or network with others, we hope you can come collaborate with us!

When & Where
Wed, Oct 11, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
250 East 5th Street
#Suite 2070
Cincinnati, OH 45202