Design Research for Change 2019
Contribution to publication and exhibition “Design Research for Change 2019” This was an AHRC funded project curated by Professor Paul A. Rodgers, Lancaster University. The contribution was a custom 3D printed prosthesis for a below the knee amputee in South Africa “Digital design and manufacturing technologies such as scanning and 3D printing (additive manufacturing) are starting to impact the design of products for health and wellbeing as they allow for the customisation of medical products. The implications of these technologies go far beyond fit and function. Rather, they have the potential to redesign the relationship between the person and the object. Out on a Limb explores this potential through a practical example of design-led research, where the designer deliberately challenges the conventional approach to designing lower-limb prosthetics for women. Conventional prosthetic limbs are essentially kits of standard engineering components produced irrespective of gender let alone personal taste and sensibility. Recent years have seen move away from the disguise of the false limb to almost a celebration of the prosthetic. Here digital technologies have allowed the designer to work with the user and to create the prosthesis as a fashion accessory. 3D printed in titanium, ti64”
Citation : Dean, L. (2019) Design Research for Change 2019 [Exhibition].
Research Institute : Institute of Art and Design
Peer Reviewed : Yes
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