Ilities lack personality And he thinks that working closer together with fashion and product designers may result in better products I think that accessible design for designers may result in better products I think that accessible design for web could benefit from this way of thinking as well I wrote a detailed blogpost about this idea on my own website for those of you who are interested A must read for those working or interested in accessibility Very inspiring Even if some bits are outdated due to "the fast pace at which technology progresses it allows us to reflect " fast pace at which technology progresses it allows us to reflect volution The book sends a clear message very valuable interdisciplinary collaboration is key to improve inclusionaccessibility in society and designers should be absolutely included in the process The second message is that accessibility should not be an afterthought As I m not a designer but I work in accessibility this book helped me to learn about it One thought that comes to me after reading the book is to find reading on the financial part of things how accessible are innovative designs to nd users This was not discussed in the book but it would have been worth mentioning it with some details The book inspires readers with xamples of collaboration between designers and Lachlan's Protg (English Edition) engineers for designing products of disability The author introduces the tensions which are common in this domain like fashion vs discretion feeling vs testing and simple to universal Engineers and Bio medica. Accessibility features Can suchmerging design methods as xperience prototyping and critical design complement clinical trialsPullin also presents a series of interviews with leading designers about specific disability design projects including stepstools for people with restricted growth prosthetic legs and whether they can be both honest and beautifully designed and text to speech technology with tone of voice When design meets disability the diversity of complementary ven contradictory approaches can nrich ach field.
Review Design Meets DisabilityGreat book inspiring ven on other levels of design and critical thinking I really njoyed his speculative pairing of designers and disabilities in the last section I m inspired to go out and design all the solutions to Conflict in Blood everything nowI found Pullin verynjoyable to read it took me a while to get through but I m so glad I read the whole thing Pullin tries to challenge some of the traditional priorities of design for disability Pullin is an art major graduate so understandably he wants to xplore the human side in design for disability Although I agree with him in putting mphasis on The Crucified Ones: Calling Forth the End-Time Remnant engineeringxperiences rather than ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS I FELT THAT FROM TIME TO TIME solutions I felt that from time to time approach becomes too radical and insensitive A really thought provoking work It gets kind of scrappy towards the nd when he tries to weave actual designers with conceptsThe second part of the book reads a bit disjointed with ideas that are left dangling but that is understandable given that the book serves
To Stimulate Creativity Andstimulate creativity and Overall I thought it was an amazing read Honestly it s hard for me to valuate this book since I am neither a designer nor a person with disabilities What I can say is that it presents a fresh punky attitude towards disabilities and assistive technologies arguing that anything used by person or less constantly hearing aid wheelchair artificial limb must be not just. Eyeglasses have been transformed from medical necessity to fashion accessory This revolution has come about through mbracing the design culture of the fashion industry Why shouldn't design sensibilities also be applied to hearing aids prosthetic limbs and communication aids In return disability can provoke radical new directions in mainstream design Charles and Ray Eames's iconic furniture was inspired by a molded plywood leg splint that they designed for injured and disabled servicemen Designers today could be similarly in. Effective in a medicalengineering sense but also pleasurable and xpressive The book is glossy a little unbalanced a manifesto rather than a plan but it s provocative and very fun The ideas in this book are intriguing The main concept of this book is that just like ye glasses started as a medical appliance and have now become a fashion accessory are there other appliancesdevices that disabled people use that should be fashionable Or designed to showcase the user s personality Like hearing aids or watches for blind people
And I Agree WholeheartedlyI agree wholeheartedly there need to be products available for disabled people And the stylish they are the better An absolutely inspiring must read for very designer regardless if you create anything for people with special needs or for people in general As a design student at an art school worried that the curriculum is not aligning with my goal of working with design for disability I found this book s message uniuely inspiring that design teams working with disability should include art school trained designers Some of the xamples are a little dated now but the principles and message have a relevance that goes beyond any one particular technology Definitely recommend if you work In Any Branch Of any branch of Absolutely love the approach that Pullin has taken in this book Simply said he thinks that many products that are specifically designed for disab. Spired by disabilityIn Design Meets Disability Graham Pullin shows us how design and disability can inspire ach other In the Eameses' work there was a healthy tension between cut to the chase problem solving and playful Modeling and Analysis of Communicating Systems explorations Pullin offersxamples of how design can meet disability today Why he asks shouldn't hearing aids be as fashionable as yewear What new forms of braille signage might proliferate if designers kept both sighted and visually impaired people in mind Can simple designs avoid the need for complicated. ,