In a 2020 playground… a slide, a tire swing, a wiggle tube, and a pile of woodchips is not enough. Sensory playgrounds have gotten more attention each year, promising not just a fun experience, but the ability to promote development or activate all senses. Perhaps more importantly, they offer children of all abilities the chance to participate, without ostracizing those who have mental or physical limitations.

What’s next: Sensory playgrounds are a byproduct of people paying more attention to inclusive design, which is a growing area of attention in the digital realm as well. According to The Inclusive Design Imperative by Forester, some 80% of companies tailor their designs to the general population, but miss out on opportunities to cater to the other 20%. Companies that are inclusive in 2020 won’t only avoid potential legal battles, but increase their addressable market.