This project might seem familiar to some of you and you’d be right! We visited Braille Bricks back in issue 2 – For Good. Learning and playing, these two things go hand in hand. But what if you could combine the two AND bridge the gap between children with and without visual impairment?
The AHA by Chat-Kuen Eric Yueng (left) , Jinlong Song (right) | Design Research Project
Eric and Jinlong are completing their Masters in Design at UNSW Art and Design. While they share a background in graphic design, Eric focused on digital media in his undergraduate studies, while Jinlong specialised in interactive design. They also share a belief in the power, and necessity, of design to improve the lives of others. Here is a [brief] telling of their project’s story…
It has been less than a decade since Michael O’Brien graduated from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). In that time, he has used his energies and talents to design an impressive range of products that manage to be elegant, innovative, prize-winning and sustainably produced. He takes designing for good very seriously indeed, focusing on the healthcare needs of some of the most vulnerable people on the planet: premature babies in developing countries.
How do you combine social justice and innovation AND help to create a tiny invention that has a huge impact? Gavin Armstrong, CEO and founder of Lucky Iron Fish, spoke to us about his experiences with this challenge, about how to run a successful socially conscious enterprise, and why designing for good can never be an afterthought.