DDD Project members do not view the design process as the practice of thinking about the ways a design can support people with disabilities after the design is finalized. Nor do they see the design process as the practice of coming up with designs that are easy for everyone to use. Instead, the DDD project makes use of ideas and vantage points arising from the condition of being disabled, putting into practice an approach that brings new value to the design process.
The project will initially focus on the visually-impaired, developing tools allowing them to intuitively enjoy an aural environment without it being specially tailored to them.
A joint project by designers, researchers, programmers, curators and others. Members form a team with the disabled person(s) concerned, and develop new communication techniques in the process of uncovering the challenges involved. The project is an attempt to reconsider the way people interact with things and environments in daily life which have hitherto been considered the norm.
Members: Kenichi Okada, Yasuaki Kakehi, Hideyuki Kato, Miyuki Tanaka, Yukio Nozawa, Natsumi Wada
Tokyo and overseas