Sorry for the dearth of posts lately. We've had our hands tied with works and lots and lots of writing for our thesis books. In an effort to refine our books further, we're to define the top ten terms that define our theses, to ensure that what we mean to say in our writing, is precisely what we end up saying. Without further ado, here are the top ten terms of Unbound: Psychophysical Design for Spinal Cord Injury and Disability.
In my dystopian scenario, I chose to focus once more on the theme of disability activism - a concept that I touched upon briefly in my co-designing futuring workshops before a more thorough exploration during the “thesis as a campaign” design sprint from the first semester. Additionally, the documentary “Fixed: The Science Fiction of Human Enhancement”, which I had the pleasure of watching in the name of thesis research, delves into the ethics of the practice of biomodification - whether the practice will eventually create a class of disenfranchised individuals, and whether it is a not-so-subtle indication to people with disabilities that they need to be “fixed”.
For the final lens of our thesis design sprints, we were asked to conceptualize our theses as a campaign. For most of my peers, this mean isolating a service or product or screen or anything from the previous thesis sprints and developing a marketing campaign for it. Ever since my co-designing workshops, however, I’ve wanted to explore the concept of disability protest.
Sorry for being inconsistent with the posting lately - a combination of a Products of Design Collateral/Gallery committee dinner and the all day affair that is the Harvard Yale game consumed all of my time on Friday and Saturday. Without any further ado, here is the policy social intervention that I developed for class last Monday.