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Design meets disability

Author: Graham Pullin
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Eyeglasses have been transformed from medical necessity to fashion accessory. This revolution has come about through embracing 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Pullin
ISBN: 9780262162555 0262162555 9780262516747 0262516748
OCLC Number: 234257210
Description: xix, 341 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 21 cm.
Contents: Meetings with designers: Tomoko Azumi meets step stools --
if Philippe Starck met bottom wipers --
if Jasper Morrison met wheelchairs --
Michael Marriot meets wheelchairs --
if Hussein Chalayan met robot arms --
Martin Bone meets prosthetic legs --
if Jonathan Ive met hearing aids --
if Paul Smith met hearing aids --
if Cutler and Gross met hearing aids --
Graphic thought facility meets braille --
if Tord Boontje met braille --
Crispin Jones meets watches for visually impaired people --
if Durrell Bishop met communications aids --
if Julius Popp met communication aids --
Andrew Cook meets communication aids --
if Dunne & Raby met memory aids --
if Stefan Sagmeister met accessibility signage --
Vexed meets wheelchair capes.
Responsibility: Graham Pullin.
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How design for disabled people and mainstream design could inspire, provoke, and radically change each other.  Read more...

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