Annotated Bibliography of Clark Miller and Claire Gordon’s Article ” Disabled by Design” : Mario Delva and Avery Johnson

Miller, Clark, and Claire Gordon. “How a Lack of Imagination in Technological Design Harms the Disabled.” Slate.com. N.p., 26 Feb. 2015. Web. 09 Feb. 2016. Clark Miller Claire Gordon Clark Miller, an “associate director of the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes at Arizona State University,” and Claire Gordon, “a senior research fellow in the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education,” explains how “current engineering design imagination and practice routinely exclude a variety of different kind of bodies, including but not limiting to people with disabilities” ( Miller and Gordon par. 6). One example of limitation is how the “Black Hawk” helicopter are not meant for “more than one-third of females soldiers and almost three-quarters soldiers” because they do ” not have the right size shape or shape body” ( Miller and Gordon par. 5). It was a good example until Miller and Gordon made a statement that the Black Hawk design could fit “90 percent of Army Pilots” but not fit “90 percent of the U.S. population” ( Miller and Gordon par. 5). The comparison was irrelevant. Black Hawk The purpose of this article was to promote a change for engineers to develop technology that can expand the amount of users leaving no one behind. The intended audience were engineers and designers. I don’t find this article too useful because the amount of evidence to support the author’s claim was not...

Disabled by Design AB Bre Banks and Jonee

  Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Katarzyna Bialasiewicz/Thinkstock Authors Clark Miller, professor at ASU in the school of Future Innovation in Society, and Claire Gordon, researcher in the school of Future Innovation in Society at ASU came together to create the article entitled “Disabled by Design: How a lack of imagination in technology keeps the world inaccessible to huge numbers of people”.  Within their article they tried to get their audience to understand that “rather than designing the world so that a diverse population can function and thrive within it, technology’s patterns force people to design their own bodies to fit in-or those patterns exclude people from participation when they don’t fit” (paragraph 4). Within the article the authors chose to use U.S. statistics to show that “a study recent of the body shapes and sizes of female pilots found that 90 percent could successfully reach all critical controls in the Black Hawk, however in the general Army population, more than one-third of female soldiers physically did not have the right size or shape body to fly a Black Hawk” (paragraph 5). This article may be useful to someone who is researching disability and the build environment. Also this article is useful because the information comes from two scholars who are in the field of their study, which establishes...

AB Disabled by Design

The discrimination of modern architectural designed against the disabled. (Simone Becchetti via Getty Images) Clark Miller, Claire Gordon. “Disabled by Design.” How a lack of imagination in technology keeps the world inaccessible to huge numbers of people.N.p., n.d. Web.   Clark Miller, the associate director of the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes at Arizona State University teamed up with Claire Gordon, a researcher of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education whom focused on the Army teamed up to write “Disabled by Design”, an article in which is primarily focused on the concept that “technology’s patterns force people to design their own bodies to fit in—or those patterns exclude people from participation when they don’t fit.” Miller uses Regan Brashears’s film Fixed to show that in society today ” the most common response is to call for technology to fix disabled bodies– Rather than designing the world so that a diverse population can function and thrive within it.”   (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Paul Gorman/Released) One of the supporting arguments given is the research conducted by the Claire Gordon on the U.S. Black Hawk helicopter. In this study Gordon informs her audience on the architectural exclusion of the U.S. Black Hawk. Gordon states “while the engineers used conventional standards to construct the design of workstations and equipment in the cockpit that is fit for 90% of the users,– in the general Army population, more than one-third of female soldiers and almost three-quarters of Hispanic female soldiers physically did not have the right size or shape body to fly a Black Hawk. ”   “Disabled by Design” was written to influence the...
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