disability focus

Inclusive Design Projects

SBS MODEL

This is one of my favorite project because I am passionate about making generic packaging inclusive to the disability community. SBS Model is handmade by using cardboard and using braille dots to help support the clients use the shaver and open the package independently. However, if I had the right equipment, I would put safety gear on the shaver and put braille on the buttons to further guide the client. Also, the graphics I used on the model was drawn by using Photoshop.

INCLUSIVE DESIGN – Visual Impairment: After extensive research about inclusive products and understanding the struggles for a person who has visual impairment, it has taught me that a lot of the product packaging is very generic and not tactile. This research has helped me ensure my design will be suitable to its criteria.

BRAILLE RESEARCH & PRODUCTION: After research about braille production and how braille works, I realised that the machine ‘Braille Stamping’ is very expensive and I had to make a gimmick for the packaging that I am producing. I used Braille dots from the craft store and use Braille Translator to make it accurate. If this design was to manufactured, I would purchase a Braille Stamping machine and Laser Cut Machine to make my design more accurate.

HSC DESIGN TECHNOLOGY MAJOR – DUYMAK project

Duymak project is based on my personal experience with using Cochlear Implants. I did research and surveys to find out if other users have the same issues as I do and the results were oustanding. Many users did experience similar and new issues that I used to improve the hearing kit. I have designed a fabric kit that can be used for travelling and it is to help motivate the young users to understand how to use and take care of their Cochlear Implant. 

The information booklet was designed to be light weight and easy to store in your bag. It was to help the clients understand how to use the Cochlear Implant and it’s accessories that comes with the kit. The reason for redesigning the information booklet was that the current information booklet has complex language and less visuals. In my personal experience, I researched and made surveys to if see my personal issue with the information booklet is the same for others. It turned out they did and that is why I redesigned an information booklet. 

TINY HOUSE PROJECT

The tiny house project is focused on supporting the disability community and helping the client learn how to be independent. NDIS provides NDIS Supported Independent Living (SIL) which helps the client who struggle to live independently, and this support system helps the client live independently. The house system is having a group home with multiple clients living together or an apartment with one client. The issue with this system is the cost of apartment and housing is increasing and the clients are struggling to pay for their bills. In addition, there is not enough space for housing and the layout of the apartment is too small for the clients. Therefore, redesigning a tiny house is the perfect solution for this situation because it would help the government provide more support and housing assistant since tiny houses are cheaper. The location for the tiny house is located at Grorae, Victoria. This location is perfect since the size of the land would fit the measurements of the tiny house. The reason for choosing this land is that it has enough space to place multiple tiny houses together and form into a community center. This would be successful and easier for the government to fund the disability community and help them achieve their goals.

BRAILLE RESEARCH & PRODUCTION: After research about braille production and how braille works, I realised that the machine ‘Braille Stamping’ is very expensive and I had to make a gimmick for the packaging that I am producing. I used Braille dots from the craft store and use Braille Translator to make it accurate. If this design was to manufactured, I would purchase a Braille Stamping machine and Laser Cut Machine to make my design more accurate.

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HSC DESIGN TECHNOLOGY MAJOR – DUYMAK project

Duymak project is based on my personal experience with using Cochlear Implants. I did research and surveys to find out if other users have the same issues as I do and the results were oustanding. Many users did experience similar and new issues that I used to improve the hearing kit. I have designed a fabric kit that can be used for travelling and it is to help motivate the young users to understand how to use and take care of their Cochlear Implant. 

The information booklet was designed to be light weight and easy to store in your bag. It was to help the clients understand how to use the Cochlear Implant and it’s accessories that comes with the kit. The reason for redesigning the information booklet was that the current information booklet has complex language and less visuals. In my personal experience, I researched and made surveys to if see my personal issue with the information booklet is the same for others. It turned out they did and that is why I redesigned an information booklet. 

TINY HOUSE PROJECT

The tiny house project is focused on supporting the disability community and helping the client learn how to be independent. NDIS provides NDIS Supported Independent Living (SIL) which helps the client who struggle to live independently, and this support system helps the client live independently. The house system is having a group home with multiple clients living together or an apartment with one client. The issue with this system is the cost of apartment and housing is increasing and the clients are struggling to pay for their bills. In addition, there is not enough space for housing and the layout of the apartment is too small for the clients. Therefore, redesigning a tiny house is the perfect solution for this situation because it would help the government provide more support and housing assistant since tiny houses are cheaper. The location for the tiny house is located at Grorae, Victoria. This location is perfect since the size of the land would fit the measurements of the tiny house. The reason for choosing this land is that it has enough space to place multiple tiny houses together and form into a community center. This would be successful and easier for the government to fund the disability community and help them achieve their goals.