When poor design is very good design

Interesting article that covers an aspect of universal design we don’t usually discuss: developing products specifically for people in the most impoverished areas of the world. On the other hand, there is a proven correlation between rates of poverty and disability, and several of the designs mentioned–foot-operated water pumps, text-free training devices–would be right at home in AOMS any ol’ day.

CNN: Businesses have designs for the poor

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