Design Perceptions: why what something looks like matters to people
How we perceive objects, and what others perceive about us by our belongings, is rooted at the heart of our consumer culture and what we want to present to others...Read more
Guest post: the story behind EazyHold
This week we have a guest post from the Mellin sisters, creators of EazyHold which is an assistive grip device made for anyone who finds it difficult to grip whether young or old. I asked if they would be able to share the story of their journey so far with EazyHold, a simple product with many different uses.Read more
Red & Yellow & Pink & Green: Why Colour Matters for People with a Visual Impairment
In the course of developing Band-it, the question of why I was using colour came up a lot. Many people assume that if someone is blind, they must not be able to see, making colour an unnecessary feature. But this is not true.Read more
The Age And Ability Research Space: Inclusive Design At The Royal College Of Art
The Age and Ability Research Space at the Royal College of Art has led a number of research initiatives to make a design more accessible. This way of thinking helped inspire the way of approaching the design of Band-it.Read more
Mental Health and Visual Impairment
The 14-20th May is Mental Health Awareness Week. Two thirds of us experience some mental health problems in our lifetimes, and this week is to help raise awareness about it. Many people who are visually impaired experience mental health problems, and people with sight loss are 13.5% more likely to become depressed.Read more
What is transgenerational design?
There has been lots of research in the area of inclusive design in the last couple of decades, and one idea that is linked to this is transgenerational design, which is designing products inclusively for all generations.Read more
What is the difference between inclusive design and designing assistive products?
Inclusive design and the design of assistive products are two different things. This blog will help you to understand the difference.Read more