Ruby Steel’s path in design has been characterised by her interest in multi-sensory experiences and finding ways to help people overcome impairments. Recently, she appeared in the BBC television series ‘The Big Life Fix‘ as part of a team of designers working to improve life for specific individuals and groups. In one episode, Ruby and the team use digital to help a man communicate with his family again after suffering a stroke. We recorded at Smart Design’s London studio, where Ruby is senior design strategist, and go on to talk about Ruby’s early motivations for design, her work on multi-sensory and inclusive design projects and how digital itself is becoming far more multi-dimensional. Get in touch with feedback and questions @mexfeed on Twitter or email email@example.com.
On this edition
- Marek Pawlowski, co-host & founder of MEX (@marekpawlowski)
- Alex Guest, co-host & CEO of Zingy.life (@alexguest)
- Ruby Steel, Senior Design Strategist, Smart Design (@rubysteel)
- Innovation Design Engineering, Ruby’s Royal College of Art Masters course
- The Big Life Fix (ep. 2), the BBC television programme where Ruby and team help Graham communicate with his family again
- Ruby’s project with visually impaired craftspeople in India, as well as other inclusive and multi-sensory design projects in her portfolio
- Smart Design, where Ruby works
- OXO Good Grips, the Smart Design client mentioned by Ruby
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