Saturday, December 20, 2008

Woogle Works background

The Official Quote:

Woogle Works started in 2006, with the objective of creating an alternative platform to practice unrestricted creative processes. In search of a purposeful application of product design, a series of 'What if ?' experimental designs were developed for the disabled community. The latest project involved working with my disabled neighbour to develop a computer mouse to be shared between him and his family. I was also fortunate to be invited as part of an international team in the 2008 Inclusive Design Challenge Hong Kong presented by the British Council and the Helen Hamlyn Centre (Royal College of Art, London), a major event addressing design for the abled & disabled.

This 'What if ?' and 'Why not?' methodology has since expanded beyond design for disability; into everyday products, craft, design practice and education.

The Unofficial Quote

"Honestly, Woogle Works is not making any money, but it has made plenty of good friends, designer or not designer, black or white (or yellow), disabled and non-disabled. Thank you all for your support."