I'm systematic in my approach to product creation and user-experience, remaining authentic throughout the process, dissecting lifestyles and habits and observing moments for design intervention. I believe that designers should be held accountable for the products they place into the world, to think critically at all stages of design about the positive and negative impacts of their creations, socially and environmentally.
Seated Design is the method of analyzing our existing design infrastructure and encouraging implementation of functional, attractive and more comfortable design solutions for seated individuals. In fashion design, we traditionally use the “standing body.” We can eyeball a “good” neckline, a suitable length for a sleeve and so on. However, if we begin with the seated body, many of these measurements and our assumptions of garment construction become disrupted due to the anatomical variations and variety of disabilities. I hope that my approach to Seated Design will create a conversation within fashion that is far overdue. It is up to designers to better the fit, practicality and comfort of our garments, and it is vital that we see the value of involving disability into all aspects of design. To that end, designers should share, design, develop and listen to the needs of all individuals.