The Community – design fiction for new economies

This is just a few notes for a design fiction on future economies. It is a reaction to an article in Byline Times on the T4 Eugenics policy of Nazi Germany. The ease with which economics and accounting can be used to de-humanise people. This relates to the long-term conservative idea of dividing people in […]

3 ways of thinking about accessibility

3 concepts There are multiple ways of thinking about designing for accessibility from a person-centred perspective. This post is about 3 of them. There is this slidedeck on Dropbox for a workshop to discuss them. All the images in this post are from it. I’ll use examples from a workshop this week about communication impairments. […]

Human-centered prototyping starts with respect for human capacities

When working on accessible design projects, people often centre their discussions on defining impairments and how to use technologies and services to bridge the gap between such impaired capacities and “normal” capacities. This is a deficit model of design. Design fixing human failings. What this model fails to notice is that the gap is not […]