ICSID: Thriving by Design

Interview with Pattie Moore, FIDSA

Jan 19 2016 - 2:32pm

Patricia Moore, FIDSA, credited as the pioneer of universal or inclusive design, is best known for an experiment she undertook from 1979-1982 where, at the age of 26, she reduced her natural capacities and manufactured blurred vision with glasses, altered her posture, reduced her range of motion and way of walking with bandages and ill-fitting shoes. For three years and in over 100 North American cities, she passed for a woman in her 80s. This literally life altering mission forever changed the way Patricia would work, granting her the empathy and ardour to champion design for all. 

Read more on ICSID's interview with Moore at http://www.icsid.org/feature/current/articles1963.htm