At the core of design thinking is an investigation into the formative role of design in shaping human values and experiences. Design is a way in which we can feel included in the world but it is also a way we can uphold a person’s dignity and their human rights. Who are we not designing for? How can we amplify their voices and experiences?
There has been a surge of design with and by people with a wide range of physical, cognitive, and sensory abilities. Fueled by advances in research, technology, and fabrication, this proliferation of functional, life-enhancing products is creating unprecedented access in homes, schools, workplaces, and the world at large. Agency by Design features innovative Australian designs. From low-tech products that assist with daily routines to the newest technologies, the exhibition explores how users and designers are expanding and adapting accessible products and solutions in ways previously unimaginable.
Secondary school groups are welcome to visit for a free tour of the Agency by Design exhibition and/or to take part in a design thinking workshop. In partnership with QUT Art Museum's Making Visible program, groups may also choose to book for a tour and/or interactive workshop at their concurrent exhibition Vis-ability.
Advance bookings essential.
For full details and to book visit http://www.artmuseum.qut.edu.au/schools/
Image: Courtesy of Artificial Eyes, Brisbane, Australia