Design for the Real World

Neutral is never neutral

17 November 2020

Victor Papanek explicitly called on designers to design for disabled people too. And to involve them actively in the design process instead of treating them as passive consumers. He also argued that designers need to be aware of the cultural context of their work. In this Out of the Blue podcast, the designer and lecturer Annemiek van Boeijen from Delft Technical University talks about the sports wheelchair she has designed and her work in the field of ‘Culture Sensitive Design’. Timo de Rijk, Director of the Design Museum Den Bosch, discusses the responsibilities of the designer and the book Design for the Real World.