Tag: inclusive design


Impact of digital mapping on wayfinding

Impact of digital mapping on wayfinding

An interesting article in the New Scientist recently highlighted some of the emerging trends in digital mapping and how our experience of navigating spaces and environments is changing.  What does this mean for traditional methods of providing navigational information? The way in which we find our way is changing.  The coverage of mapping information from Google, Apple, Bing and others is getting increasingly comprehensive.  The...

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Are the older generation getting tech-savvy?

Thought provoking article on the BBC website on the tech needs of older people: www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20529991 It stems from work done at the Cambridge Design Centre, part of Cambridge University, looking at products and how older people use them.  It’s clearly an important topic with the demographic shift to an aging population. The video really highlights the problems designers have in seeing the world through the...

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Prosthetics and wearable technology

This story about a man who has adapted his prosthetic arm to embed a smartphone in it raises some interesting thoughts and questions. The first is the around the continual striving of individuals to make technology work for them. A really great idea seems to suffer from a lack of support from suppliers and manufacturers and took some individual determination to make it happen.  The...

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