Design Beyond Vision connects visual and non-visual worlds through the sense of touch. It explores the potential for a multi-sensory perspective through design while creating a common ground for understanding and dignity, without categorising people.
The design method beyond the visual sense
Design Beyond Vision is a design and research project that explores the non-visual approach of design and stimulates the art and design field to think out of visual dominance.
Simon and Boey introduced a different value through the sense of touch. Simon Dogger and Boey Wang are exploring the method of creating accessible solutions for and thinking tools for the people who are capable and incapable of seeing, increasing the life quality for the minority and questioning visual-dominated design practice in general.
As an influential design method, the two create a validation system to bring it to a different level. They first take the tactual sense as the orientation in their works. They also participate in exhibitions and performances to share knowledge with the public. Most importantly, they organize workshops especially to help art and design students to think out of the visual box in their education. Within those works, they are confident in initiating changes in design
Exhibition of Design Beyond Vision
They will present their research at Klokgebauw in a form of a compact exhibition stand 1.2 by 1.2 meters. It is a movable and interactive presentation travelling around Eindhoven. As an information agent, the small presentation aims to communicate the research with mass audiences and collect direct evaluations of how they think about inclusive design.
Performance and workshops at Rabauw Craft Beer.
Meanwhile, they are presenting a performance and workshops in Stijp-S, Rabauw Craft Beer Eindhoven. The performance is a casual Bar Drink experience. You will be served an insight into design while you are able to drink a specially brewed beer for this performance. You are able to experience the design method on hand and the passage of unlearning visual perspective by participating in the workshops. Everyone is welcomed.