Enabled by Design-athon: Denise Stephens

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Denise Stephens is Founder of Enabled by Design, a social business and community passionate about Design for All.

Design for All gets personal: from mass market to mass customisation

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Enabled by Design-athon: Denise Stephens

  1. 1. @enabledby  #Designathon  
  2. 2. Design for All gets personal: from mass market to mass customisation  Enabled by Design-athon:Ravensbourne, London (2 – 3 November 2012)
  3. 3. My name is Denise…(and I happen to have MS)
  4. 4. What is Assistive Technology? “Any product or service designed to enable independence for disabled & older people” (Source: user group consultation at the King’s Fund in 2001)From: To:
  5. 5. Plastic not so fantastic…
  6. 6. Maggie Winchcombe OBE, FCOT   “When I was looking back over old OT journals from the 1970s, I was shocked to see adverts for products that haven’t changed in nearly 40 years”
  7. 7. Battle of the bland…   vs
  8. 8. Design for All “Design philosophy targeting use of products, services & systems by as many people as possible without need for adaptation”
  9. 9. Mass marketdoesn’tautomaticallymean accessible
  10. 10. New materials: sugru
  11. 11. New technology: 3D Printing
  12. 12. New ways ofworking:Customisation  
  13. 13. Accessibility for the Masses?
  14. 14. Thank you very much…
  15. 15. Where to find us:Website: http://enabledbydesign.org/Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/enabledbydesignTwitter: https://twitter.com/enabledbyFlickr: http://www.flickr.com/enabledbydesign/Email: denise@enabledbydesign.org

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