Graham Pullin Ê 0 SummaryTion like a any other design project The book has #some interesting examples of the products which uestion a lot of assumptions and provides a great insight into the domain #interesting examples of the products which uestion a lot of assumptions and provides a great insight into the domain design or disability As a design student at an art school worried that the curriculum is not aligning with my goal of working with design or disability I ound this book s message uniuely inspiring that design teams working with disability should include art school trained designers Some of the examples are a little dated now but the principles and message have a relevance that goes Beyond Any One Particular Technology any one particular technology recommend if you work in any branch of design Honestly it s hard or me to evaluate this book since I am neither a designer nor a person with disabilities What I can say is that it presents a The World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing 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 effective in a medicalengineering sense but also pleasurable and expressive The book is glossy a little unbalanced a manifesto rather than a plan but it s provocative and veryun Great book inspiring even on other levels of design and critical thinking I really enjoyed his speculative pairing of designers and disabilities in the last section I m inspired to go out and design all the solutions to everything nowI Song of the Forest found Pullin very enjoyable to read it took me a while to get through but I m so glad I read the whole thin. Accessibilityeatures Can such emerging design methods as experience prototyping and critical design complement clinical trialsPullin also presents a series of interviews with leading designers about specific disability design projects including stepstools or 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 even contradictory approaches can enrich each ield. Evolution The book sends a
Clear Message Very Valuable Interdisciplinarymessage very valuable interdisciplinary 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 Accessibilitydesigner but I work in accessibility book helped me to learn about it One thought that comes to me after reading the book is to A Constellation of Vital Phenomena find reading on theinancial part of things #how accessible are innovative designs to end users This was not discussed in the book but it would have been worth #accessible are innovative designs to end users This was not discussed in the book but it would have been worth it with some details An absolutely inspiring must read or every designer regardless if you create anything or people with special needs or Sextasy: Master the Timeless Techniques of Tantra, Tao, and the Kama Sutra to Take Lovemaking to New Heights for people in general A really thought provoking work It gets kind of scrappy towards the end 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 and consciousness Overall I thought it was an amazing read The book inspires readers with examples of collaboration between designers and engineersor designing products of disability The author introduces the tensions which are common in this domain like Still Life with Chickens fashion vs discretioneeling vs testing and simple to universal Engineers and Bio medical professionals approach the design Still Life with Chickens: Starting Over in a House by the Sea for disability like a typical engineer problem andocus on solving rather than explora. Spired by disabilityIn Design Meets Disability Graham Pullin shows us how design and disability can inspire each other In the Eameses' work there was a healthy tension between cut to the chase problem solving and playful explorations Pullin offers examples of how design can meet disability today Why he asks shouldn't hearing aids be as Paradox Bound fashionable as eyewear What neworms of braille signage might proliferate if designers kept both sighted and visually impaired people in mind Can simple designs avoid the need or complicated. Absolutely love the approach that Pullin has taken in this book Simply said he thinks that many products that are specifically designed STFU, Parents: The Jaw-Dropping, Self-Indulgent, and Occasionally Rage-Inducing World of Parent Overshare for disabilities lack personality And he thinks that working closer together withashion and product designers may result in better products I think that accessible design or the web could benefit rom this way of thinking as well I wrote a detailed blogpost about this idea on my own website Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays for those of you who are interested The ideas in this book are intriguing The main concept of this book is that just like eye glasses started as a medical appliance and have now become aashion accessory are there other appliancesdevices that disabled people use that should be Are All Guys Assholes?: More Than 1,000 Guys in 10 Cities Reveal Why They're Not, Why They Sometimes Act Like They Are, and How Understanding Their ... Will Solve Your Guy Drama Once and For All fashionable Or designed to showcase the user s personality Like hearing aids or watchesor blind people And I agree wholeheartedly that there need to be products available What a Lass Wants for disabled people And the stylish they are the better Pullin tries to challenge some of the traditional priorities of designor disability Pullin is an art major graduate so understandably he wants to explore the human side in design or disability Although I agree with him in putting emphasis on engineering experiences rather than engineering solutions I elt that rom time to time his approach #becomes too radical and insensitive A must read or those working or interested in accessibility Very inspiring Even #too radical and insensitive A read The League for the Suppression of Celery for those working or interested in accessibility Very inspiring Even if bits are outdated due to theast pace at which technology progresses it allows us to reflect on. Eyeglasses have been transformed The Thirteen-Gun Salute from medical necessity toashion accessory This revolution has come about through embracing the design culture of the Suspicion at Seven: A Lois Meade Mystery 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 iconicurniture was inspired by a molded plywood leg splint that they designed or injured and disabled servicemen Designers today could be similarly in.