Universal Design And The Hierarchy of Needs

Authenticity, creativity and transcendence are the ultimate outcomes of Universal Design. They are each the product of separate models that form the three-legged stool of the individual rather than the environment. So how is this achieved?   Principles Our most...

A Minimalist Life

The idea that we are what we eat has been around for a long time, but perhaps we are also defined by what we own.   Recognise There is a recognised medical condition called ‘affluenza,’ in which the stress associated with the need to own stuff – combined with the...

Change Starts In The Mind

A shift in mindset is the first requirement of Universal Design. From an emphasis on capital that prioritises social value over fiscal, Universal Design challenges human nature at its core. So how is this shift brought about?   Principles Our most fundamental...

A Sense Of Place

Words, ideals and optimisation are one thing, the reality of being a blind and deaf tetraplegic with arthritis is quite another. Throw cultural expectations and personal authenticity into the mix, and is the outcome a dignified one?   Principles Each of us needs...

Home Office : The New Normal? Part 3

Agility and the home office – are these the ‘new normal’ of Level 2 life? And is it a tilt or a re-levelling of the workplace playing field? I explore these themes in a 4 part series. Part 3 : Tilting at the loom? This establishment of a ‘new normal’ doesn’t...

Home Office : The New Normal? Part 4

Agility and the home office – are these the ‘new normal’ of Level 2 life? And is it a tilt or a re-levelling of the workplace playing field? I explore these themes in a 4 part series. Part 4 : Tilting – or cheating? When a pinball machine is nudged a...