Alex Leach, Commercial Manager at Designability, leads all of the commercial and financial aspects of our work which includes negotiating contracts with partner organisations and ensuring our products can reach as many people as possible. Here she explores the debate around assistive devices in sport and the teams behind our incredible athletes.
We are pleased to introduce a guest blogger for our special post for World Cerebral Palsy Day. Clive Gilbert was born with profound cerebral palsy and is an extensive user of assistive technology. Here he looks back on his childhood and how much of an important part technology played in his development into a becoming an independent young man.
Dr 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.
Kathryn 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.
Keir 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.
Hazel 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.
In Review: KTN MaDE Lecture ‘in conversation’ with Sir Kenneth Grange and Hugh Aldersey-Williams
Jess Fox, Industrial 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.