Robots for Independent Living: Do they ‘care’ or are they ‘assistive’?

Praminda Celeb-SollyDr Praminda Caleb-Solly, Head of Electronics and Computer Systems, Designability, is currently working with members of our team and external partners on CHIRON – a project to design and develop innovative robotics technology to enhance independence. Here, she questions the use of terminology and purpose of robots in the home.

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Helping young children move on their own: The Wizzybug Occupational Therapy team

Kathryn-Earle_2Kathryn Earle is a first year Occupational Therapy student at University of the West of England, Bristol and has just completed a nine week placement at Designability. Here she shares her experience of what it’s like working as an Occupational Therapist in the third sector and in paediatrics.

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Turning ideas into products with real impact: a people-centred approach to design

Keir HainesKeir Haines, Senior Product Designer at Designability, oversees our new product development and is actively involved in our consultancy work, delivering people-centred design services to other companies. He is passionate about understanding ‘who’ you are designing for in order to design great products that people will enjoy using.

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Misconceptions about designing technology for dementia – it’s simple or it’s impossible!

dsc_0503-bw-reducedHazel Boyd, User Interface Engineer at Designability, specialises in designing technology with and for people with dementia. She wants to tackle some myths that are commonly assumed when designing for dementia.

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To truly understand, explore and experiment, you must create

In Review: KTN MaDE Lecture ‘in conversation’ with Sir Kenneth Grange and Hugh Aldersey-Williams

Jess Fox, IJess Foxndustrial Designer and Researcher at Designability, recently attended the KTN Annual MaDE Lecture at Imperial College, London. Here she shares details of the Q&A session with the world renowned Industrial/Product Designer Sir Kenneth Grange and offers her insights from the discussions.

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