There’s opportunity for cross-disciplinary learning around social issues embedded in the disabilities community. MIT-based Open Style Lab creates functional yet stylish clothing solutions for people with disabilities. The technology and design process incorporated in each clothing solution is specific to each person and their challenge. The solutions are developed through an annual 10-week summer program at MIT IDC, where each client with a disability is teamed up with an engineer, designer and occupational therapist.
Grace Jun is a researcher and designer at Parsons The New School. Her MFA thesis and role as Educational Director at MIT-based Open Style Lab supports design for social practice through creative applications of technology. With five years of UX experience in mobile design and strategy at Samsung Electronics, Grace continues to explore the user experience design process when developing wearable solutions. She has recently lectured at Forum for the Future on the sustainability of wearable tech, Harvard School of Education, and conducted a workshop at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea on disability.
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