<i>Design for (every)one</i> : co-creation as a bridge between universal design and rehabilitation engineering. De Couvreur, L. and Goossens, R. CoDesign, 7(2):107–121, June, 2011.
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In this paper the authors describe a general framework for co-designing assistive devices in a horizontal user innovation network [1] by and for disabled users. This framework attempts to identify, share and use “hidden solutions” in rehabilitation contexts and translate them into disruptive assistive devices build with local resources. Within healthcare contexts local solutions are frequently more effective, as they reflect the physical, emotional and cognitive needs of specific patients and engage all the stakeholders in a specific local context. By using an open horizontal innovation network, where assistive devices can be easily shared and physically hacked by other paramedics, general patterns can be detected and translated into standard universal design objects. This generative design thinking approach [2] is more than feasible with digital trends like crowd sourcing, user-generated content and peer production [3]. Cheap and powerful prototyping tools have become easier to use by non-engineers; it turns them into users as well as self manufactures [4]. We discuss the different aspects of this open innovation process within a „design for disability‟ context and suggest the first steps of an iterative codesign methodology bringing together professional designers, occupational therapists and patients. In this paper the authors sketch the holistic framework which starts with the innovation development and the cocreation process between these disciplines.
@article{de_couvreur_design_2011,
	title = {\textit{{Design} for (every)one} : co-creation as a bridge between universal design and rehabilitation engineering},
	volume = {7},
	issn = {1571-0882, 1745-3755},
	shorttitle = {\textit{{Design} for (every)one}},
	url = {http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15710882.2011.609890},
	doi = {10.1080/15710882.2011.609890},
	abstract = {In this paper the authors describe a general framework for co-designing assistive devices in a horizontal user innovation network [1] by and for disabled users. This framework attempts to identify, share and use “hidden solutions” in rehabilitation contexts and translate them into disruptive assistive devices build with local resources. Within healthcare contexts local solutions are frequently more effective, as they reflect the physical, emotional and cognitive needs of specific patients and engage all the stakeholders in a specific local context. By using an open horizontal innovation network, where assistive devices can be easily shared and physically hacked by other paramedics, general patterns can be detected and translated into standard universal design objects. This generative design thinking approach [2] is more than feasible with digital trends like crowd sourcing, user-generated content and peer production [3]. Cheap and powerful prototyping tools have become easier to use by non-engineers; it turns them into users as well as self manufactures [4]. We discuss the different aspects of this open innovation process within a „design for disability‟ context and suggest the first steps of an iterative codesign methodology bringing together professional designers, occupational therapists and patients. In this paper the authors sketch the holistic framework which starts with the innovation development and the cocreation process between these disciplines.},
	language = {en},
	number = {2},
	urldate = {2020-03-20},
	journal = {CoDesign},
	author = {De Couvreur, Lieven and Goossens, Richard},
	month = jun,
	year = {2011},
	pages = {107--121},
}
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