Design for disability: Industrial design-led interventions for assistive cutlery | Intellect Skip to content
Volume 3, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 2042-7913
  • E-ISSN: 2042-7921



This research details the potential for design-led interventions in regards to assistive cutlery within a hospitality environment. Design for disability, especially in terms of cutlery, has remained aesthetically stagnant within the area of hospitality. Products currently exist for use in the home environment, however due to a lack of concentration on the aesthetic resolution, they remain under-utilized. The importance of industrial design as a discipline to influence change in current product development activities for this industry is highlighted, and shows that the physical manifestation of a product is a result of a professionally trained industrial designer who increasingly utilizes inclusive design principles to develop appealing assistive products.


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Keyword(s): aesthetics; assistive cutlery; disability; industrial design; product; stigma
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