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Author Pullin, Graham, 1964-

Title Design meets disability / Graham Pullin.

Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    745.2 PUL    Available
Description xix, 341 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-321) and index.
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.
Summary "Eyeglasses have been transformed from medical necessity to fashion accessory. Why shouldn't design sensibilities also be applied to hearing aids, prosthetic limbs, and communication aids? Radical new directions in mainstream design might be provoked in return, just as the design of a leg splint inpired the Eames's iconic molded plywood furniture"--Back cover.
Subject Design -- Human factors
Industrial design
Engineering design.
Self-help devices for people with disabilities.
ISBN 9780262162555 (hc : alk. paper)
9780262516747 (pbk.)
0262516748 (pbk.)

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