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Design for Disability has been flourishing as designers and visual communicators attempt to address questions of awareness and accessibility. Despite this achievement, most design courses that address the theme of disability will focus almost exclusively on the functional or medical model of disability, one that locates in the individual a disability that needs to be cured or corrected. In this scenario, less explored is the social model of disability, a model that presupposes an understanding of the factors that contribute toward the disabling of individuals. In response to this challenge, in this paper we will reflect on a course that we have developed in the School of Design at Edinburgh College of Art.
|Journal||The Design Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Sep 2017|
|Event||Design for Next: 12th European Academy of Design Conference - Sapienza University of Rome, Roma, Italy|
Duration: 12 Apr 2017 → 14 Apr 2017
- Disability Studies
- Higher Education curriculum
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- 1 Finished
Gieben-Gamal, E. & Matos, S.
19/09/13 → 28/11/13
Project: Other (Non-Funded/Miscellaneous)
Designing Alternatives case studyGieben-Gamal, E. & Matos, S., 2016, Developing Citizen Designers. Resnick, E. (ed.). London: Bloomsbury Academic, p. 210-213 4 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Other chapter contribution
Think Play: Using Grassroots Movements as Educational OpportunitiesGieben-Gamal, E. & Matos, S., 5 Mar 2015, Cumulus Working Papers Dublin 31/13: More for Less - Design in an Age of Austerity. Godson, L., Milton, A. & Molik, J. (eds.). Helsinki: Aalto University School of Arts, p. 12-15 4 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution
- 1 Participation in conference
Design for Next: 12th European Academy of Design Conference
Emma Gieben-Gamal (Speaker)12 Apr 2017 → 14 Apr 2017
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference
- Edinburgh College of Art - Lecturer - Design Context
Person: Academic: Research Active