Inclusive Design, Inclusive Spaces, and the Information Lifecycle

MIT Libraries has been working to develop theory and practices to make information discovery and use more inclusive and accessible to all.  

The Program on Information Science of MIT Libraries is currently engaged with:

  • Identifying design principles for inclusive information discovery, navigation, access, creation and collaboration
  • Applications rapid fabrication technologies to the research information lifecycle
  • Characterizing the affordances of tangible collections
  • Enhancing information discovery, access, and creation using virtual-, augmented- and mixed- reality methods.

We welcome collaboration from library staff and researchers who are interested in collaborating in research and practice. To support collaboration we offer access to fabrication, interface and visualization technology through our lab:

Program for information science lab