TED Talk by Elise Roy – When we design for disability, we all benefit

I found the talk mentioned below very interesting. We often forget that, as disabled people, we might have experiences that may be different from the norm.
Our experiences could sometimes be negative, but this speaker sheds some light on how disability could help to benefit those around us.

Here is the description from the TED page:

“I believe that losing my hearing was one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received,” says Elise Roy. As a disability rights lawyer and design thinker, she knows that being Deaf gives her a unique way of experiencing and reframing the world — a perspective that could solve some of our largest problems. As she says: “When we design for disability first, you often stumble upon solutions that are better than those when we design for the norm.”

TED Talk by Danit Peleg – Forget Shopping, Soon You’ll Download Your New Clothes

The TED talk featured in this post mentions another of the innovative uses found for 3D printers. For those with mobility challenges or those of us who like or prefer to shop online, printable clothes might be something available to us in the not so distant future …

Downloadable, printable clothing may be coming to a closet near you. What started as designer Danit Peleg’s fashion school project turned into a collection of 3D-printed designs that have the strength and flexibility for everyday wear. “Fashion is a very physical thing,” she says. “I wonder what our world will look like when our clothes will be digital.”