Inclusive and integrated design

Duncan Meerding, who is legally blind with less than 5% of his sight remaining, is best known for his exceptionally designed and built timber light pieces. Our site visit to his studio was not only an incredible opportunity to see first-hand the processes behind his practice, but also allowed a conversation about the ways we can better design for all.
In our studio, we are always expanding our knowledge and expertise to gain a deeper understanding of user experience.
We recently wrote an article on luminance contrast requirements in commercial projects and how it is crucial to understand these to design spaces that are not just compelling but that are inclusive for all that will use them. It was a privilege meeting Duncan Meerding and his team at their studio as a result of this piece, a conversation sparked from a mutual passion about inclusive and integrated design practices.