Design for the minority.

March 23, 2010 at 9:22 pm 1 comment

As I was clicking around on Yanko Design, I discovered two more interesting projects. The first is a clock for night owls, which really made me think about how much mainstream lifestyles direct product design (in addition to giving me a good chuckle). The second is a Rubiks Cube for the blind, which seems so inclusive and nice to hold (as well as being nice to look at). I really believe that designing for the minority shouldn’t stem from a need to meet government standards (i.e. ADA accessibility guidelines) but rather from a motivation to extend good design to the environments of as many people as possible.

March 23’s daily design idea is think about an object/place in your everyday life that inherently excludes someone from using it – then figure out a design solution. Mine is designing apartment buildings that look less like the inside of St. Peter’s Basilica and more like the inside of the Guggenheim in New York. Perhaps ramps could circle around the apartments instead of staircases splitting them up the center?


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  • 1. The hours. « Daily Design Idea  |  December 1, 2010 at 11:06 pm

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