An important pre-requisite for inclusivity is the designer’s empathy with interactions that may be different from their own. In the case study presented, designers were invited to two ideation workshops, which were preceded by user research. The data from the research was presented in the workshops through cards and posters with photos and quotes. In the workshops, the designers seemed to use their own life experience to connect with the data provided, picking data related to their initial design ideas. Rather than using the data as self-explanatory sources of information, they would ask the researchers to explain and elaborate on the cards, so that they could interpret them better. There were limits to the designers’ ability to demonstrate empathy towards the research participants’ information. Still, they were able to use the cards and research information as props and contextual support for their ideas. This experiment illustrates how data alone does not supply designers with enough information to design empathically if it is not close to their own life experience.