Super normal design for extraordinary bodies: A design manifesto

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Abstract

We propose a new approach to disability-related design, at once radical and unremarkable. We challenge the assumption that the role of design need be either to draw attention away from impairment or else to focus attention on disability. We reject this polarisation as utterly simplistic. We propose a more nuanced alternative that has so much more in common with design in other everyday contexts, given that disability is part of the fabric of everyday life.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManifestos for the Future of Critical Disability Studies
EditorsMike Kent, Katie Ellis, Rachel Roberson, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Chapter15
Pages166-176
Number of pages11
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9781351053334
ISBN (Print)9781138483910
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Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2018

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    Pullin, G., Cook, A., Hutton, C. & Small, E., 27 Jun 2019

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    Pullin, G. (2018). Super normal design for extraordinary bodies: A design manifesto. In M. Kent, K. Ellis, R. Roberson, & R. Garland-Thomson (Eds.), Manifestos for the Future of Critical Disability Studies (Vol. 1, pp. 166-176). Taylor & Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351053341