The origin of the Empathic Design approach

As a part of my Thesis in Design Management, were I question ‘How can design research be useful in establishing design criteria for rehabilitation aids for hemiplegic patients?‘, the term Empathic Design has great influence.

But where do the term origins from? What is it similar with and how are the term related, to other design approaches. Please have a look at this interesting journey of the design discourse of Empathic Design…Empathic Design origin


  1. Reblogged this on Optimal Performance Consultants Blog and commented:
    Love the research Thesis. Wonder if this can be replicated into an accessible colour scheme as my glaucoma disallows me from seeing light colours. Thanks for sharing and look forward to seeing a more accessible version of this. Jane E Sleeth OPC

  2. Ikke kategoriseret explains in his Thesis how Universal Design can then lead in the field of Rehabilitation to Empathic Design. Interesting concepts for all to read and see how Accessible Design in the AODA context will hopefully lead to Inclusive Design. JESleeth OPC Inc

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