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Safety Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Safety design is the philosophy and practice of modifying a standard design process to include a formal consideration of the human factors involved in safe use of the product. Thus, the skills of the designer are put to greater use than...

Universal Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Universal design is a paradigm from the 1990s that proposes designing products, buildings, and exterior spaces to be usable by all. When universal features are well integrated, they are invisible so that a feature may provide a baseline...

OXO

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Following military service in the Second World War, Sam Farber earned a Harvard economics degree in 1946, and went on to establish Copco Inc. in 1960, a company dedicated at least in part to producing easy-to-use kitchenware for people...

Mobility Scooter, USA

Iconic Designs : 50 Stories about 50 Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2014

Book Chapter

...Red Wheelies, Mobility Scooter Display Team, Peckham, London, 2010. Photograph by lain Aitch. In recent decades, with unprecedented increases in elderly and obese populations and legislation requiring...

Design for Disability

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Design for disability concerns the development of designed products from a human-centered perspective, to enable people with disabilities to be empowered citizens in society. Design for disability concerns designing the appropriate...