design for disability


Learning how to use chopsticks for the first time is no easy task—especially if your appetite isn’t willing to take a backseat while learning a new food-to-mouth delivery method. For those with motor impairments such as Parkinson’s Disease, the experience can be exponentially frustrating. Aiming to solve a problem that affects millions worldwide, Japanese chopstick…

Hailing from the always-colorful and texture-rich Brazil, young architect and designer Humberto da Mata’s inspiration is rooted in the exploration of everyday materials and building layers with excessive texture, leaving the user with a visually and texturally rich experience…but could his ‘textural’ vision extend into recreating ‘vision’ experiences for those with impairments?