Aleksandra Melnikova

Aleksandra Melnikova is running her own Inclusive Design studio Cosmic Velocity, focussing on doing inclusive research, creating accessible products and services, as well as training design teams. Previously Head of Experience design / Experience Lead at leading London Design agencies: Foolproof, Bio Agency, Radley Yeldar, Publicis Poke and Inviqa [Webcredible].

Her client list spans cultures, continents and problems spaces (VISA, Lloyds, TSB, SKY, Aviva, VSO, GSK, British Airways, EE, Virgin Voyages, Virgin Atlantic, Avios, Tesco and many others).

Being trained in Arts and Product Service Systems design is a combination that enables her to make any project her playground by creating new methods, tools and approaches, frequently challenging the existing structures and status quo. She’s an advocate for inclusion and diversity in the most active way: by coming up with (and building) tools and services that open up participation to people from all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Tools she has created include:
Finding books for kids with diverse representation
Understanding how to work with Dyslexia
Generating inclusive design scenarios
Finding inclusive imagery and content

She loves using game theory and mechanics to enable learning within the field of design & research:
UX London 2022 “Design Your own Inclusive Research Method” game


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