(dis)ability Design Studio

(dis)Ability Design Studio

Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

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Human experience at the heart of design

The human experience is fluid, flexible, and diverse. However, many products, services, and environments are useful to only a subset of people. The (dis)Ability Design StudioTM supports design research centered around the lived experiences of people with diverse abilities. Its philosophy is user-focused design, which considers the spectrum of individual experiences to create a world that is accessible and enjoyable for everyone. The studio is a center for collaboration, where expert researchers, healthcare professionals, end users, and others create innovations that are useful and usable to real people — from assistive technologies to strategies for championing inclusion in the workplace.