Tag: empathy


Sarah Lewington and Michelle Hughes on Empathic Design

May 5, 2012

Sarah Lewington and Michelle Hughes study and teach fashion communication at Nottingham Trent University. In the 5-minute Ignite talk below, they talk about designing with empathy for a project they’re doing with Unilever, with more questions than answers, such as: what is the relative importance of data and functionality vs. emotional attachment to a device?…


Are You Neurotypical?

December 4, 2011

This is a post about labels. I’ve known for a while that I’m not “normal.” I experience the world differently from most other people I’ve met, but it took me many years to figure this out. I seem to be more sensitive to sensory input, be it visual or auditory or tactile. I also very…